Six men have appeared in court in Dublin charged in connection with a racial attack on three men in Dublin's Pearse Street last June. Twenty-year-old Paul Fitzpatrick, 30-year-old Paul Barry, both from Pearse Street, and 31-year-old Darren Kenny from Neade Terrace in Dublin, were all charged with violence disorder and an offence under the prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act; they allegedly used the word "niggers".

A fourth man, 28-year-old David Colclough, was also charged with this offence. Mr Colclough, who is also from Pearse Street, has also been charged with assaulting David Richardson. Twenty-four-year-old Brian Lee, from Raheen Park in Ballyfermot, was charged with violent disorder and assaulting Christian Richardson, while 20-year-old Phillip Uzell was charged with discarding evidence and assaulting another man, Fred Murray. All six were arrested this morning by detective sergeant Oliver McInerney and all were remanded in custody with consent to bail.