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Mother provides €5,000 for bail of son accused of damaging caravan in Rathkeale incident

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A man charged with causing criminal damage to a caravan and to a car in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, has been granted bail after his mother provided an independent €5,000 cash surety at Limerick District Court.

Patrick Sheridan Jr, (26), Riverside, Ballywilliam, Rathkeale, appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court on Friday.

Mr Sheridan was charged with two counts of causing criminal damage to a caravan and a car, at Fairhill Rathkeale, contrary to Section 2 (1) of the Criminal Damage Act 1991.

Gardai allege the acts of alleged criminal damage were carried out by Mr Sheridan on November 18, this year.

Evidence of the arrest, charge, and caution by Gardai was handed into the court by certificate and not disclosed.

The court heard Gardai had agreed to Mr Sheridan being granted bail on his own bond of €100 which did not have to be lodged in court, provided he surrendered his passport, not apply for new travel documents, reside at an agreed address and sign on three-times-a-week at a garda station.

Patrick Sheridan© Brendan Gleeson

Mr Sheridan’s solicitor Charles J O’Connor, Newmarket, Co Cork, told the court his client had already surrendered his passport to Gardai, and that he agreed to also not have any contact with any witnesses in the case.

The accused’s mother, Ms Helen Sheridan, told the court she had agreed to go forward as independent surety and lodged €5,000 cash which was approved by the court.

Mr Sheridan was remanded on bail to appear before Newcastle West District Court for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions on January 19, 2023.

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