Two men appear in court following slash hook attack

Two men have appeared in court in relation to an incident in Letterkenny during which a man was set upon and his skull was fractured.

31-year-old Gerard Ward and 37-year-old Thomas McDonagh appeared in Letterkenny District Court this morning amidst a very strong Garda presence.

Donegal Democrat reporter, Declan Magee was in court this morning................

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When the case resumed in court this afternoon, Ward was jailed for nine months on a number of outstanding motoring charges, and will appear again in Harristown on Friday. Mc Donagh was released on bail, on condition that he hand over his passport,  sign on weekly and live with a family member outside Donegal.  He's due in court again on March 26th.