23 May 2022

Woman accused of assaulting two Gardai

Woman accused of assaulting two Gardai

A woman appeared at Portlaoise District Court accused of assaulting two gardai in the town.

Emila Danhelova, 25, of 25 Market Square, Portlaoise is charged with threatening and abusive behaviour at Lilly’s Bar,  being intoxicated on Lower Main Street and assaulting on the Abbeyleix Road in Portlaoise on April 16 last. 

Sgt JJ Kirby said as  “it is an alleged assault on two garda members” a file would have to go to the DPP. 

Judge Patricia Cronin asked the accused if she had a solicitor. When the woman said no, she asked if she worked and how much she earned. On hearing the defendant earned €350 per week, Judge Cronin told her she was entitled to free legal aid. 

She adjourned the matter until June 16 for DPP directions. 

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.