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Father and daughter are charged with assault

By Gerry McLaughlin

A father and daughter from Northern Ireland have appeared in Ballyshannon District Court, County Donegal, charged with assaulting a woman and a man in the town.

Gerard Brady (54), of Laughill Belleek, County Fermanagh, is charged with assaulting the victim Rebecca Kennedy causing her harm at Market Street, Ballyshannon on February 5.

He is further charged with assaulting Simon Ferris and using insulting, threatening and abusive behaviour at the same venue and date.

Guanitta Brady (28), of Bates Park, Greenisland, County Antrim is charged with assaulting Ms Kennedy, causing her harm at Market Street, Ballyshannon on February 5.

She is also charged with assaulting Mr Ferris and using insulting, threatening and abusive behaviour at the same venue and date.

The two defendants sat side by side together at the back of the court yesterday during a brief hearing.

Garda Inspector Denis Joyce requested that the case be adjourned to allow the alleged injured party to be present in court.

The date Garda Inspector Joyce requested from the court was Friday, April 7.

Both defendants were remanded on bail until that date when they will appear before Judge Kevin Kilrane.

Mr John Murray appeared for Gerard Brady while Rory O'Brien solicitor, represented Guanitta Brady.

The case continues.

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