Dublin trio charged with offences at Killorglin church and in Killarney to contest charges

Two men and a woman charged with attempting to enter a mid-Kerry church and presbytery and other criminal offences are due to ‘vigorously contest’ the charges, their solicitor has said. Tralee CourthouseTralee District Court heard that the woman is also charged with assaulting a garda in Fossa and another at Killarney Garda Station. 39 year old Terry Connors and 21 year old Bridget Connors both of Drumcairn Drive,Tallaght, Dublin and 19 year old Patrick Connors of Coolevin, Ballybrack, Dublin appeared before Judge James O’Connor. The trio are charged with entering the grounds of St James’ Church and Presbytery, Killorglin on August 26th with intent to commit an offence. They are also charged with engaging in threatening or abusive behaviour in a manner likely to lead to a breach of the peace. Bridget Connors is also charged with assaulting Garda Paudie Twohig at Fossa, Killarney and with assaulting Garda Suzanne Clifford at Killarney Garda Station on the same date. Judge James O’Connor granted continuing bail in all three cases and barred Patrick Connor from entering County Kerry except for court appearances. Solicitor Pádraig O’Connell said the charges would be ‘vigorously contested.’ The case was adjourned until December to await the direction of the DPP.