Six charged over plane damage in court

Friday 07 March 2003 20.22

Six people charged with causing criminal damage at Shannon Airport have been remanded on continuing bail by the District Court in Ennis.

Mary Kelly, who gave her address as The Peace Camp at Shannon, is charged with causing €500,000 worth of damage to a US naval plane on 29 January. She was remanded on continuing bail to 21 March.

The court heard the DPP has still not made a decision about how to proceed with her case. She had been ordered to stay out of Co Clare as a condition of her bail. That condition was modified so she could visit the airport today in the company of her solicitor to see the circumstances of the alleged offence.

Five others, Ciaron O'Reilly, Damian Moran, Karen Fallon, Deirdre Clancy and Nuin Dunlop who were also charged with causing criminal damage to the same US naval plane at Shannon on 3 February, were also further remanded until 21 March.

They have also been ordered to stay out of Co Clare and not to go within a half a mile of the US embassy in Dublin.

Ciaron O'Reilly is the only one of the five who has taken up the bail option.

The court was told today the Director of Public Prosecutiions had opted for summary disposal of their case in the District Court pending further examination in respect of the amount of damage caused to the plane.