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Ex-hunger striker threatened to slit woman's throat, court hears

By Eimear Cotter

A former IRA hunger striker threatened to slit a woman's throat and "send her to America in a box", an Irish court has been told.

Bankrupt developer Thomas McFeely (68), originally from Dungiven, is also alleged to have demanded money which he claims she owed.

The accused, who lives in London, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with two counts of breaching a protection order at a house in Dublin on February 12 and 20 last year. McFeely, who has denied the charges, has claimed he did not know a protection order was in place at the time of the alleged breaches.

In her evidence, the woman, who cannot be identified, alleged an angry McFeely came to her home on February 12, 2016, and threatened her, saying he would slit her throat and "send her to America in a box".

The court heard that McFeely will deny he was in the woman's house.

The case was adjourned until later this month.

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