25 Sept 2022

Drunk man had knife on Laois church grounds in Portlaoise

SS Peter & Paul's Parish Church Portlaoise

Bail was granted to a man who was found with a knife in an intoxicated state behind a church in Portlaoise.

Jordan Buckley, 30, 15 Oakleaf Crescent, Portlaoise was discovered intoxicated behind SS Peter & Paul’s Church on September 7. 

Gardaí said a male lying on the ground at the back of the church at 8pm. The man was abusive to gardai and unable to stand up without assistance, the court was told. 

“He refused to give an excuse for having a knife on his person,” gardai added.  

Judge Michelle Finan fixed bail on strict conditions which included a curfew. The man was remanded on bail to appear before Portlaoise District Court again on October 6.

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