Donegal Garda to go on trial next year for harassing two women

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAA garda is due to stand trial twice next year at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on charges of harassing two women.

38-year-old Garda Donal Maguire is charged with harassing one woman at a location in Dublin over a period in 2012. He is also charged with harassing a second woman at a location in Dublin on dates in 2014.

Maguire is formerly of Millbrook Avenue, in Kilbarrack, Dublin, but the District Court heard previously that he is living now in Bundoran, Co Donegal.

The court was told that both trials will take approximately three days. The defence asked for a longer adjournment for the second trial to allow for “a fade factor” between the two cases.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring set trial dates for June 30 and October 12 next and remanded Gda Maguire in continuing custody until that date.

She also made witness and exhibit orders for both trials and set two pre-trial dates for May 15 next and July 10, 2015.

Judge Ring previously confirmed that Gda Maguire has not yet entered a plea in the case and therefore is still presumed innocent. She advised that the media should be aware of this in any reports.