Man gets bail after Donegal judge said: ‘I’ll spit you out’

A man is to be released from custody after being refused bail by a district judge from Co. Donegal.

Judge Sean MacBride allegedly told the defendant he would 'swallow him up and spit him out'.

Judge MacBride is also alleged to have told the defendant he believed himself to be "mentally and psychologically superior to him."

The Donegal born Judge also took offence to the Mr Gavin's Solicitor Joseph Coonan, holding him in contempt of court, after he addressed the court with one hand in his pocket.

Mr MacBride is then alleged to have said, 'I am a Donegal man and we don't suffer fools'.

The accused John Gavin has challenged the lawfulness of his detention in the High Court after he was remanded in custody at Castlerea prison by Judge MacBride at Virginia District Court Co Cavan.

John Gavin is to be released on bail on the grounds the judge did not consider his bail application in a fare manner.

Mr Garvin of Moyne Park, Baldoyle, Dublin, is charged with theft of a caravan and theft of a wheel brace.