Man charged with Birr festival assault
A man has appeared in court in Offaly charged with assaulting a woman at a festival in Birr earlier this month.
Marie Gauvin, who is originally from Birr but now lives in Canada, was attending the Birr Vintage Festival on August 4 when she was struck by a glass missile.
Gary Ward (aged 19) of Scurragh in Birr appeared before a special sitting of Portlaoise District Court this morning where he was charged with assault.
He was remanded on continuing bail to appear before Birr District Court on December 10.
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