DPP gives green light for Longford man accused of knife and cocaine possession to have case heard in District Court

Judge Seamus Hughes

Judge Seamus Hughes has remanded a man, accused of knife and cocaine possession, on continuing bail until a sitting on March 27

The Director of Public Prosecutions has given the go ahead for a man charged with knife and cocaine possession to have his case heard in the District Court.

Michael Duignan, with an address at Abbeyderg, Kenagh, Longford appeared at a sitting of Longford District Court last week.

Both charges before the court relate to an incident which occurred at the aforementioned address on New Year’s Day 2018.

Inspector Bláithín Moran told Judge Hughes the DPP had given consent to ‘summary disposal’, meaning the case was suitable to be heard in the District Court and not at Circuit Court level.

Fiona Baxter, defending said she would be seeking a brief adjournment and applied for disclosure of documents relating to the case.

Judge Hughes granted that request and remanded Mr Duignan on bail until a sitting of Longford District Court on March 27 2018.

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