Court told man threatened to cut up Garda and ‘feed to the wild dogs’

By Brendan Grehan

A RATHFARNHAM man threatened to “cut up and feed to wild dogs” a female garda, Tallaght Court has heard.

Derek Curran also allegedly threatened to kill Garda Fionnuala Whelan’s colleague, Garda Dara Kelly.

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The threats were allegedly made when Curran called Rathfarnham Garda Station 41 times over a three-hour period.

Curran , aged 49, with an address at  Whitebrook Road, Rathfarnham, is charged with making a threat to kill Garda Kelly at Rathfarnham Garda Station on a date between September 19 and September 20, 2016.

He is also charged with making a threat to kill Garda  Whelan and harassing Garda Whelan at Rathfarnham Garda Station both on a date between September 19 and September 20, 2016.

Sergeant Eithne Madden told Judge Patricia McNamara that the DPP had directed summary disposal.

She said it will be alleged that from 10.30pm to 1.20am on September 19 and 20, 2016,  Curran called the public office in Rathfarnham Garda station using a mobile 41 times .

Sgt Madden said that it will be alleged that the phone calls were threatening and that Curran told Garda Kelly that he would "travel up to Dublin to get him."

She said it will be alleged that Curran also told Garda Kelly that he would "wipe the floor with him and would destroy him".

Sgt Madden said it will be alleged that Curran told Garda Whelan that he would "cut her up and feed her to wild dogs".

Judge McNamara accepted jurisdiction. 

She remanded Curran on continuing bail to a date in November for a plea or a date for hearing.

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