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A court has heard that the book of evidence in cases arising from a robbery at Waterville Post Office has been delayed as there is a lot of work in preparing it.

Tralee Courthouse

Judge James O’Connor agreed to grant another extension of time to complete the book of evidence.

32-year old Brian O’Sullivan with an address at Coolies, Muckross, Killarney and 36-year-old Marcus O’Rourke of Rathanane, Kilcummin are both charged with four offences each in connection with the robbery on the 3rd of August.

These are the robbery of cash to the value of approximately €5,000 from Waterville post mistress Lisa O’Reilly Foran; ramming a garda car; having a firearm – or imitation firearm – with intent to commit an offence; and damage to garda property.

Following an application from the State for more time to prepare the book of evidence, solicitor for the accused men, Nuala Liston, objected to their remand in custody saying however complicated preparing the book was her clients’ personal liberty was being infringed upon as they were in custody since early August.

Judge James O’Connor granted the extension of time, remanded the pair in custody and ordered them to reappear in court on November 2nd next.

Tralee District Court heard Brian O’Sullivan is also facing a charge of possession of heroin at Lewis Road, Killarney on April 18th 2015; this charge will be contested.