Assault charges withdrawn in Kildare quarry dispute case

Ballysax quarry planning issues case

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Assault charges withdrawn in Kildare quarry dispute case

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The State has dropped assault charges against four men involved in the row relating to a quarry at Ballysax just over two years ago.

At Naas District Court today, November 22, Judge Desmond Zaidan was told by Garda Inspector Oliver Henry, that the four men were withdrawing the charges against each other.

The alleged assaults took place on November 20 2015 at Ballysax, The Curragh.

David Delaney (40), Ballysax, was charged with assault on William Browne.

William Browne (66), Thoran Road, Ballitore, was charged with assaulting David Delaney.

Mr Brown’s son, William Browne (38), Rahoonbeak, Colbinstown, Kildare, was charged with assault on Shaun Hegarty and Anthony Delaney.

Anthony Delaney, Ballysax, The Curragh, was charged with assault on William Browne.

The withdrawn alleged assaults were related to protests and disputes over the operation of the quarry.

Planning issues relating to the quarry are currently being heard in the High Court.