Brothers refused bail after alleged high speed chase in Kildare

Alleged the Garda helicopter was involved

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Brothers refused bail after alleged high speed chase

It's alleged the Garda helicopter was involved

Two brothers have appeared in court following a chase involving the Garda helicopter that occured on Wednesday.

Joseph Donoghue, 29, with an address listed as 10 Stocking Hill, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, and Thomas O’Donoghue, 24, with an address listed as 13 Cloonmore Avenue, Tallaght face charges relating the discovery in their car of a screwdriver and gloves, as well  as items which Gardai alleged were stolen.

The two men appeared at Naas District Court on Thursday, September 27, where Gardai objected to bail for the pair of them.

Garda Michael O’Donovan alleged that the men were arrested following a high speed chase by road.

There were, Garda O’Donovan told the court, four occupants in the car at the moment that Gardai apprehended them at Castledillon, Straffan. The Garda helicopter was involved in the chase, he said.

Garda O’Donovan objected to bail on the basis of the seriousness of the charge, and the fact that they did what they could to evade capture by Gardai. He told the court that if given bail, he believed they would not appear to answer the charges.

Judge Desmond Zaidan refused bail and remanded the pair to remain in custody for a week.