43-year-old charged in relation to Cork courthouse graffiti applies for bail 

43-year-old charged in relation to Cork courthouse graffiti applies for bail 
Pic; Larry Cummins

A 43-year-old man remanded in custody for allegedly spraying the front of the Washington Street courthouse with graffiti last week now wants to apply to be released on bail.

Graffiti written in blue spray paint was found on the front of the old courthouse last week. 

Garda Nigel Desmond testified at Cork District Court that he arrested Kristian Dalgarno, 43, of no fixed address, at 11.19 am on Little Hanover Street, off Washington Street, Cork.

Cautioned that he did not have to make a reply but that anything he might say could be given in evidence, Garda Desmond said the defendant replied, “No comment.” 

The charge stated that on April 16 at the courthouse on Washington Street, Cork, the defendant spray-painted blue graffiti on the front doors and walls of the courthouse on Washington Street, intentionally causing criminal damage or being reckless as to whether damage was caused.

Sergeant John Kelleher said there was an objection to bail being granted to the accused.

Frank Buttimer, solicitor, said at the first court appearance that there was no application for bail being advanced.

However, when Dalgarno appeared in Cork District Court again today by video link from Cork Prison, Mr Buttimer said, “He now wishes to pursue a bail application on the earliest possible date.”

Judge Olann Kelleher listed the bail application for Cork District Court on Friday, April 24.

Sergeant Gearóid Davis said directions in the case were awaited from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Buttimer said the defence accepted that it was a new matter and that directions would not be available yet.

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