A man accused of violent disorder relating to a Traveller feud in Tralee has been jailed for nine months for drugs offences at Tralee Circuit Criminal Court. John Casey of 83 Cois Abhainn, Tralee, admitted violent disorder at Boherbee, on August 25th, 2011 and again at Brewery Road on May 16th, 2012. He also pleaded guilty to producing weapons on those dates. A number of people have already been before the courts in relation to the matter, Tralee Circuit Criminal Court heard. Father-of-four John Casey admitted violent disorder at Boherbee, Tralee and producing an iron bar in the course of the incident. He also pleaded guilty to assault and a further charge of assault causing harm on that occasion. A guilty plea was also entered for causing criminal damage to a taxi. The defendant pleaded guilty to violent disorder at Brewery Road on May 16th, 2012 which happened outside a church where the funerals of a father and daughter who lost their lives in a fire were taking place.During the incident, he admitted producing a golf club. Judge John Hannan imposed two concurrent prison sentences, suspending both for four years. Casey also received an 18-month sentence, the last nine months of which were suspended for 36 months, for the possession of cocaine for sale or supply at his home address on July 20th, 2011. A further charge for the possession of cannabis was taken into consideration.
Ger Counihan is chairman of the Kerry Vintners’ Federation. They met Minister Ross this week to raise concerns about rural towns and villages.http://media.radiokerry.ie/upload/radiokerry/audio/repeatger.mp3