A SERIOUS incident in Ennis on Tuesday afternoon led to a 39-year-old- man appearing in court this Friday charged with the murder of a local man, Eoin Boylan.
At Ennis District Court, Nassar Ahmed of The Mews, Kilrush Road, Ennis appeared after being charged with the murder of mature student, Eoin Boylan, aged 32, at Gordon Drive, Cloughleigh, Ennis on April 14.
Mr Boylan was rushed to hospital after an incident at Gordon Drive on Tuesday afternoon, but died en route.
Giving evidence of arrest, charge and caution, Detective Garda Noelle Bergin told the court that she arrested Mr Ahmed for the purpose of charge at 23.45 at Ennis Garda Station on Wednesday night.
The garda told the court that Mr Ahmed replied ‘Okay’ after being charged with the murder offence.
After reading the charge, Judge Mary Larkin told the court “this is a serious matter”. She granted legal aid to solicitor, John Casey to represent the accused.
Mr Casey stated that it was a suitable case for legal aid. Judge Larkin asked was there an application on behalf of Mr Ahmed to seek any medical or psychiatric assessment.
Mr Casey said that there was no requirement at this stage for any such direction.
There was no application for bail as applications for bail in murder cases are not made in the district court and are a matter for the High Court.
Judge Larkin remanded Mr Ahmed in custody to appear via video link at Ennis District Court next Wednesday.
Gardaí today delayed escorting Mr Ahmed from the building after a man began shouting at Mr Ahmed in the foyer of the courthouse and had to be restrained and spoken to by gardaí present.