Gardaí assaulted in altercation

Eight people have been charged in connection with an altercation in which gardaí were assaulted.

They were Shelaine Maher, 36 Gort na Noir, Balladine, Abbeyleix; Sabrina Stokes, 54 Gort na Noir, Balladine; Jason Stokes, 43 Balladine; David Phelan, 4 Whitehorse View, Mountrath; Sean McHugh, 8 Temperance Street, Abbeyleix; Adrian Mayo, 36 Gort na Noir; James Maher, 1 Hillview, Timahoe; and Christina Buggy, 1 New Houses, Stradbally Road, Timahoe.

Inspector Declan Dunne gave evidence that one garda hurt his shoulder in the incident, another hurt his back, and another was out sick for some time.

The matter has gone back to May 1.


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