A garda is due to stand trial twice next year at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on charges of harassing two women.GARDA LOGO 3

Garda Donal Maguire (38) is charged with harassing one woman at a location in Dublin over a period in 2012. He is also charged with harassing a second woman at a location in Dublin on dates in 2014.

The Irish Times reports that Mr Maguire is formerly of Kilbarrack, Dublin, but the District Court heard previously that he is living now in Co Donegal.

Ronan Kennedy, defending, said both trials will take approximately three days.

He asked for a longer adjournment for the second trial to allow for “a fade factor” between the two cases.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring set trial dates for June 30th and October 12th, 2015, and remanded Gda Maguire in continuing custody until that date.

She also made witness and exhibit orders for both trials and set two pre-trial dates for May 15th and July 10th, 2015.

Judge Ring previously confirmed Gda Maguire has not yet entered a plea in the case and therefore is still presumed innocence.

She advised that the media should be aware of this in any reports.


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