Teenager arrested over bail breaches
Breaches of bail conditions led to teenager Michael Clancy from 1 John Paul Place in Murrintown being arrested and brought before the District Court in Gorey on November 21.
It was alleged by arresting Garda Declan Dennehy that Clancy struck a taxi driver with an extendable baton two days earlier.
'The taxi ran me over - he didn't mention that bit,' responded Clancy who admitted that he had been out that night despite a curfew.
The court was told that gardaí called to John Paul Place one evening in September and found that the young man was not at home, despite the curfew.
On another occasion, they spotted him as passenger in a car at Mount George shortly after midnight. He had been signing on at the barracks as required but had been observed drunk on several occasions in the evenings.
Judge Gerard Haughton noted that Clancy had admitted breaching every condition of his bail except the requirement to sign on. The defendant, who has burglary, theft and public order charges outstanding, was remanded in custody to the court sitting of November 23.