Northern Ireland

Dublin pub 'menace' arrests: three appear in court

Three men have appeared in court in Dublin on Friday charged with demanding with menace the closure of a pub in the city on 13 March this year.

The men, aged 20, 29 and 31, were arrested in Dublin on Thursday.

Police said they had no objection to bail being granted, but sought a number of conditions.

Judge David McHugh accepted those conditions and released the men on bail.

All three are ordered to stay away from the Castle pub and its owners, to sign on daily at their local garda stations and to not associate with one another.

The men are expected to appear in court again on 24 June.

According to RTE, a number of people, some with 32 county sovereignty committee banners, protested outside the courthouse before the hearing.