Gardaí claim man has vendetta against Tralee bar

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Gardaí have objected to bail for a man facing criminal damage charges saying he has a vendetta against a Tralee bar.

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36 year old James O’Brien of 42 Balloonagh Estate, Tralee is charged with criminal damage at The Shebeen Bar, Rock Street, Tralee on October 15th.
James O’Brien also faces further charges, including being in a car without the owner’s consent, at Mart Yard, Mounthawk, Tralee at a time unknown between October 14th and 15th .

On the same dates, he is charged with damage to property in the Mart Yard and entering A-Z Toolhire with the intent of committing an offence.

Garda Tom Sugrue told Tralee District Court that he believes James O’Brien has a vendetta against The Shebeen Bar, and may re-offend.

Mr O’Brien said he did not have a vendetta against the premises and always turns up to court.

Judge James O’Connor remanded him on cash bail of 500 euro and a bond of 1500 euro until December 14th when the case will be mentioned subject to a number of conditions.

These include that he resides at the home of his partner in Shanakill, that he obeys a curfew, sign on at Tralee Garda Station three times a week and surrender his passport.