A TWIN TOWNS man has appeared in court charged with arson attacks on an Orange Hall and a Presbyterian Church in Convoy.

Damian Murray appears in court today. Pic copyright of Northwest News Pix.

Damian Murray appears in court today. Pic copyright of Northwest News Pix.

Damian Murray, pictured in the grey hoodie, was arrested on Monday evening at an address at Ardmiran Park in Stranorlar, Letterkenny District Court heard.

Gda Stephen Moyles told Judge Paul Kelly that he charged 32-year-old Murray at 15 minutes past midnight today at Letterkenny Garda Station with two counts of criminal damage.

He was charged with the attacks on Convoy Orange hall – in which it was destroyed – and the Presbyterian Church in the town the early hours of last Friday.

Around €250,000 worth of damage was caused during the incidents.

Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian made an application for bail.

Two dozen people packed into the court to listen to the hearing, some sitting on one side of the court.

Amongst them were members of Convoy Orange Lodge.

Judge Paul Kelly refused the bail application. He remanded Murray into custody to Harristown District Court this Friday.

Legal aid was granted in the case.

A second man is also appearing in court today, but has not been charged in relation to the arson attacks.

 


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