Three men have been found guilty of multiple charges in relation to  an attack on security  guards described as “sustainable and brutal” at a repossessed house near Strokestown in 2018.

RTÉ News are reporting that Patrick Sweeney, 44, of High Cairn, Ramelton in Co Donegal; Martin O'Toole, 58 of Stripe, Irishtown Claremorris, Co Mayo; and 56-year-old Paul Beirne of Boyle, Co Roscommon, have been found guilty of 15 of the 17 charges they faced.

A fourth man, 43-year-old David Lawlor of Navan, Co Meath is reported to have been found not guilty of all counts.

The three men were remanded in custody for sentencing at the end of this month.

The house in question had been repossessed by KBC Bank, and the owner of the property had been forced to leave five days earlier.

Anthony McGann had been living there with his two siblings.

Security personell were staying at the house, and slept there while keeping watch on shifts.

The case brought before the court told that the accused took part in sustained and brutal violence in the early hours of the morning on December 16 2018 at the house in Falsk, Strokestown.

The men will be sentenced on Friday 30 June.


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