April 16, 2024

Gardai say that instructions within the case of a Gaoth Dobhair man charged in reference to the demise of his grandfather simply days earlier than Christmas can be finalised subsequent month.

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

Nonetheless, when the case was referred to as earlier than Letterkenny District Courtroom on Monday, Sergeant Gerard Dalton advised the court docket that there’s ‘one merchandise nonetheless excellent’. Sergeant Dalton advised Choose Éiteáin Cunningham that he had spoken to Mulligan’s authorized workforce in regards to the matter,

“We’re in settlement to place it again a month and we hope to have it finalised earlier than then,” Sergeant Dalton mentioned.

Mr Rory O’Brien, solicitor for Mulligan, mentioned the matter might be adjourned to March 11 on consent.

Mulligan appeared earlier than the court docket 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 numerous 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 be charged on the identical date and place did trigger prison harm to a purple Nissan Qashqai.

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

On the identical date and site he’s additionally charged with assaulting one other individual additionally recognized to him.

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

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

Courtroom awaits instructions for Gaoth Dobhair man in reference to grandfather’s demise was final modified: February 14th, 2024 by Workers Author