Man in court following protest at Taoiseach’s visit to Glenties in 2015

A Killybegs man, who shouted “scumbag” while trying to confront Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a MacGill Summer School in Glenties a few yeas ago, had his case put back to 2pm today for the judge to look at a video of the incident, at Donegal Circuit Court.

46-year-old Gerry Bray, Church Road, Killybegs is accused of jumping over a barrier and running towards the Taoiseach's car shouting “scumbag” in Glenties on July 24 in 2015.

The defendant who is representing himself, was convicted at Glenties district court on a charge of using insulting, threatening and abusive behaviour at an earlier sitting.

Garda Gerry Gallen told the court the defendant was part of a Right To Water protest but broke out from behind a barrier and ran towards the Taoiseach's car.

The defendant was arrested and brought to Glenties garda station, the court heard.

In cross- examining the garda the defendant accused him of lying in relation to a previous sitting and also accused another garda witness Sergeant Edward Griffin of lying also.

Gerry Bray told the court he did not use any obscenity.

The defendant alleged he was assaulted by a Sgt Nevin.

He told the court he left the barrier and walked across the road to try and get close to Mr Kenny.

The case was adjourned for the court to look at a video entitled Enda Kenny Coming To Glenties until later today (Wednesday).