Update :Two men remanded in custody in connection with Johnswell burglary

The suspects will appear before Kilkenny District Court on Monday

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Two men remanded in custody in connection with Johnswell burglary

Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with a burglary at a rural location in Co Kilkenny earlier this week.

Edward Carthy, 27 Rioch Street, Kilkenny is charged with burglary and assault causing harm at Ossory Hill, Johnswell on November 19. The 25-year-old was refused bail and was remanded in custody to appear before Kilkenny District Court to next Monday.

Garda Edward Laffan outlined to the court that gardaí were objecting to bail because of the seriousness of the alleged incident. It is alleged that at 7.20pm a father and son arrived at their farmyard at Ossory Hill in Johnswell and observed a number of males trying to flee the scene in a silver car. It is alleged that the defendant assaulted the injured party by punching him five to ten times and was restrained until gardaí arrived. It is alleged that the silver car at the scene contained tools stolen from a shed in the farmyard. 

Jimmy Carthy (20), Bay 7, Wetlands Halting Site also appeared in court charged with burglary at Ossory Hill, Johnswell on November 19. 

Detective Garda Brian Shirren told the court that gardaí were objecting to bail due to the seriousness of the alleged incident. 

The 20-year-old is charged with burglary at Ossory Hill, Johnswell on November 19. 


It is alleged that on the date in question gardaí responded to a burglary at Johnswell and that the alleged injured parties, a father and son, had called to their farm. It is alleged that injured parties observed a silver car parted and men fleeing from the car. The injured parties attempted to restrain the males. It is also alleged that during the course of the struggle Jimmy Carthy (20) escaped and that gardaí carried out a search accompanied by air support and subsequently arrested the defendant.

He was refused bail and was remanded in custody to appear before Kilkenny District Court on Monday.