A judge has appointed a mediator to resolve a dispute between members of the muslim community in Longford following a row at a mosque last year.
Judge Seamus Hughes made the order at a special district court sitting today following an incident which occurred at the Longford Community Islamic Centre, Townspark Industrial Estate, Longford on August 21 last year.
Six men, a father and his two sons together with three brothers, were all charged with assault and public order offences following the incident.
Mohammad Tariq, 19 Cloverwell, Edgeworthstown, Longford and Muhammad Abid Hussain, 7 Cloverwell, Edgeworthstown, Longford were charged with assaulting Muhammad Asim contrary to Section 2 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.
Muhammad Khalid, 11 Cloverwell, Edgeworthstown, Longford was also charged with assault and with two further Section 6 and Section 8 public order offences.
Ghulam Rasool, 4 Cloverwell, Edgeworthstown, Longford was similarly charged with assaulting Mr Asim while his two sons, Ahsan Rasool and Quasim Rasool, both of the same address were also charged with assault.
The case was adjourned until January 10 next year.
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