Four men have appeared in court in connection with an incident at a repossessed farmhouse in Co. Roscommon.

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Four men have appeared before Castlerea District Court, charged with assault, false imprisonment and criminal damage as well as animal cruelty in Roscommon.

Their appearance was in connection with an incident at a repossessed farmhouse in Falsk, Strokestown, on December 16th last year.

Gardaí said PJ Sweeney, of High Cairn, Ramelton, and Martin O’Toole, of Stripe, Irishtown, Claremorris, along with Paul Beirne, of Croghan, Boyle, and David Lawlor, with an address of 5, Brookhaven, Blanchardstown, Dublin, were facing very serious charges.

The court heard that Mr. Sweeney and Mr. O’Toole had previously been before the court on charges connected to incidents at Falsk, but more charges were now before the court.

Evidence of arrest, charge and caution was entered on behalf of Mr Beirne and Mr Lawlor but they did not reply to any of the charges.

All four have been granted bail with conditions and will be back in court on December 20th.


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