02/04/2008

Hanrahan Murder Accused Granted Psychiatric Treatment

The man accused of the murder of Michael and Denis Hanrahan in Moyvane has been granted medical and psychiatric treatment.

Counsel for the accused, Michael Dowling, requested that his client, Thomas Barrett, be given access to medical treatment and or psychiatric treatment as he was remanded in custody until April 10.

Mr Barrett has been working but has little savings, no property, and no income at present. Counsel for the defence further requested he be granted legal aid.

Inspector Joe Moran requested the remand to allow the DPP time to prepare a book of evidence.

Judge Mary O'Halloran has remanded Mr Barrett, of Causeway in Co Kerry, in custody to appear again in court.

(DW/KMcA)


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