A WEST Clare man who was the subject of a European Arrest Warrant has appeared in court in Ennis, having returned to Ireland from the UK.
Terry Doyle (34), with an address at Overdale Road, Quinton, Birmingham, UK, is accused of assault- ing Brendan Naughton causing him harm, at Moore Street, Kilrush, on August 17, 2003.
A bench warrant was issued at Ennis Circuit Court in April 2008, after he failed to appear. A European Arrest Warrant was subsequently issued. This was executed in the UK in December. Mr Doyle was arrested a number of weeks ago in the UK and returned voluntarily to Ireland just days before Christmas.
He arrived into Shannon airport from Birmingham on December 23. That evening, he was brought before a special sitting of Ennis District Court, where bail was granted. He then re-appeared in court last Wednesday.
A number of bail conditions were imposed, including that the accused reside with his sister at an address in Kildysart; that he sign on daily at Ennis Garda Station and that an independent surety of € 7,500 be lodged.
At Ennis District Court last Wednesday, Mr Doyle was remanded on continuing bail and his case was adjourned to Ennis Circuit Court later this month.