Man charged with public order offense at McGill Summer School wants Taoiseach as defense witness


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A man charged with a public order offence during a protest against Enda Kenny at the Patrick McGill Summer School said today(Wed) that he wants the Taoiseach as a defense witness.

Part-time boat painter Gerry Bray said he also wants outgoing Fine Gael TD Dinny McGinley as a witness.

He said he will be writing to them to turn up for his defence when his case comes before Glenties District Court next month.

Bray, 45, of Church Rd, Killybegs, was accused at the court today of threatening and insulting behaviour last July 27.

Judge Paul Kelly was told the incident happened when Mr Kenny arrived in Glenties for the McGill Summer School last Summer.

Bray, who turned down an offer of legal aid, refused to enter a plea and the judge entered a “not guilty” on his behalf and adjourned the hearing to March 23.

When Bray asked for all video evidence that was available, including footage from RTE, he was told the prosecution would provide him with CCTV footage from the scene.

Outside the court he carried out a lone demonstration with a poster protesting against Mr Kenny.