Man, woman remanded in custody on charges from incident in which garda vehicle was allegedly rammed

A man a woman were remanded in custody at Sligo District Court this morning on charges arising from an incident that involved the alleged ramming of a garda vehicle last Friday afternoon in Coolaney.

It followed the alleged attempted robbery of a business in Tubbercurry.

Judge Kevin Kilrane refused bail for the woman; bail was not sought for the man.
The court heard the woman, Agnes Magee, was originally from Newry but had an address near Knockmore, Ballina, Co Mayo, which was the address of the grandfather of her partner and co-accused, Luke Wall.

Both are charged with burglary and allowing themselves be carried in a stolen vehicle.

Wall is also charged with trespassing at an address at Charlestown.

The charges arose out of an incident last Friday afternoon in which two people fled the scene of an alleged attempted robbery in Tubbercurry.

They were pursued by the Garda Regional Support Unit, which was in the area at the time.

Garda Inspector Ray Mulderrig told the court Magee was arrested following a vehicle and foot pursuit, during which a garda vehicle was damaged.

The court was told there was an objection to bail for Magee.

After hearing from her solicitor, Peter Loftus, Judge Kilrane said Magee’s history of residing in the State was ‘episodic to say the least.’

He refused bail, remanding her in custody for two weeks, to March 2nd.

Mr Loftus, who also appeared for Wall, told the court that in his case, there was not an application for bail ‘at this moment.’

Wall was remanded in custody to Harristown District Court on February 24th for DPP directions.