West Cork man accused of making threats to woman

West Cork man accused of making threats to woman
Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A West Cork man has appeared before Bandon District Court in relation to a charge that he made a threat which led a woman to believe that she would be killed or caused serious harm.

Cormac O’Sullivan (56) appeared at a special sitting of the court today following a garda operation which led to him being arrested at his home in Kilbrittain on Friday.

Mr O’Sullivan of the Caretaker’s Cottage, Rathclaren House, Kilbrittain, Co Cork was charged under Section 5 of the non-fatal offences against the person Act, 1997. The alleged offence occurred in August of last year.

The court heard that Mr O’Sullivan made no reply to the charge when it was put to him under caution.

Inspector Aidan Moynihan said that investigating Gardai were awaiting further directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Cormac O’Sulllivan at Bandon Court after being arrested on charges of of coercive control under Section 39(1) of the Domestic Violence Act, 2018.Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts
Cormac O’Sulllivan at Bandon Court after being arrested on charges of of coercive control under Section 39(1) of the Domestic Violence Act, 2018.Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

He told Judge John King that while there was no objection to bail the defendant has to abide by a number of conditions.

These include not making contact of any kind of contact, direct or indirect, with witnesses, observing a nightly curfew and signing on at Bandon Garda Station three times a week.

Asked by the Judge if the case would be sent forward for trial to the Circuit Criminal Court Inspector Moynihan answered “I imagine the ultimate venue will be the Circuit Criminal Court.” 

He said a file was being compiled in relation to the case. Free legal aid was granted in the case.

Mr O’Sullivan was remanded on bail to appear before Macroom District Court in Co Cork on July 15 next.

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