A 20-year-old Limerick man, has appeared before Ennis District Court this morning charged with the murder of Limerick man Jamie Higgins at a Shannon nightclub in March 2018.
Nathan O’Neill who is of no fixed abode, but previously of Hilltop Drive, Dooradoyle, County Limerick, is charged with the murder of 23 year old Jamie Higgins on March 18, 2018 at the Shannon Knights licensed premises Tullyvarraga, contrary to Common Law.
He is further charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Michael Shannon contrary to section 4 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, and with assault causing harm to Mr Shannon both on the same date at the same location in Shannon.
Detective Sergeant Kevin O’Hagan gave evidence of arresting Mr O’Neill on the three charges and told the court he made no reply following each charge.
Free legal aid was granted to the accused man and his solicitor Turlough Herbert asked for a ruling in respect of bail.
Judge Patrick Durcan refused bail on the assault charges highlighting that it was not for this court to deal with bail in respect of the murder charge.
Mr O’Neill was remanded in custody to reappear by video-link at tomorrow’s [Wednesday] sitting of Ennis District Court.