Laois Boxer O’Reilly In Court Over Public Order Charges

Written 3 years ago by Newsroom


Laois boxer Michael O’Reilly is facing three public order charges after appearing in court earlier.

The 23 year old, from Mountrath, was in Thurles District Court in relation to an incident in April.

Mr O’Reilly is charged with being intoxicated in a public place; engaging in abusive, insulting or threatening behaviour; and failing to comply with the directions of a garda.

The offences are alleged to have occurred at Ballybeg, Littleton in Tipperary on April 18th.

The court heard that a bench warrant was issued for O’Reilly’s arrest in May when he didn’t appear in court to answer the charges.

His solicitor, JJ Fitzgerald, told Judge Elizabeth McGrath that there was a “very good reason” for his client’s non-appearance, and also said Mr O’Reilly was “anxious that the case be dealt with”.

The case was adjourned until December 6th after Gardaí told the court that a decision has yet to be made on whether more charges will be laid against Mr O’Reilly.