Two men charged with interfering with human remains.

Two men have been charged with interfering with human remains after an incident in Rahela graveyard last august. Superintendant Frank O` Brian told Listowel District Court that the landmark case is both unusual and offensive. 23 year old Mathew O`Connell from Castlemaine and 28 year old Alan Mc Nulty of Sandyford in Dublin are charged with causing criminal damage to three tombs.It’s alleged they broke into the coffins in a search for valuables. A number of common law charges are also being brought in the case. Solicitor for Mr Mc Nulty, Pat Enright told the court his client would plead guilty to the criminal damage charges but had some difficulty with the common law charges. Mr O`Donnell was not in court and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. The case was adjorned until march 23rd to allow a book of evidance to be prepared. Judge Leo Malone referred the case to the district court for March 23rd to allow the book of evidance to be prepared.