April 15, 2024

The case of a Gaoth Dobhair man charged in reference to the demise of his grandfather simply days earlier than Christmas has been adjourned as soon as once more.

Officers had initially hoped to obtain instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the present day within the case of Derek Mulligan.

Nonetheless, solicitor for the accused, Mr Rory O’Brien, mentioned he understood instructions on the ultimate cost towards his consumer was nonetheless not obtainable.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins confirmed this was certainly the case and requested the case be adjourned to March twentieth subsequent for instructions within the case.

Mulligan appeared earlier than the courtroom by video hyperlink from Castlerea Jail, the place he’s in custody.

The 36-year-old is charged that on December 17, 2023 at Carrickcoyle, Derrybeg, Gaoth Dobhair within the district space of An Clochan Liath, he did deliberately or recklessly trigger critical hurt to Derek Burns.

Mr Burns, who was in his 70s, handed away at Letterkenny College Hospital various days after the assault. The pensioner was being handled within the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital however subsequently died from his accidents.

Mulligan can also be charged on the identical date and place did trigger prison injury to a crimson Nissan Qashqai.

Mulligan, of Magheraclogher, Bunbeg can also be charged with making a risk to kill or trigger critical hurt to an individual identified to him.

On the identical date and placement he’s additionally charged with assaulting one other particular person additionally identified to him.

He’s additionally charged with the assault of a 3rd particular person on the identical date and on the identical location.

A psychiatric report for Mulligan was beforehand directed by Choose Eiteain Cunningham.

Case of Gaoth Dobhair man charged in reference to grandfather’s demise adjourned was final modified: March eleventh, 2024 by Workers Author