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Man (32) charged over damage to an Orange Order Hall and a church

A second man was charged with an unrelated criminal damage incident.

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TWO MEN APPEARED in Letterkenny Court this morning charged in relation to criminal damage incidents in Donegal.

A 32-year-old man was charged in relation to damage to an Orange Hall and a church.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Harristown District Court on Friday 10 October.

The second man, aged 30, was arrested as part of the same investigation but was charged with an unrelated criminal damage incident.

He was also remanded in custody and will appear at Letterkenny District Court on Monday October 13.

An Orange Order Hall was burned out in the town of Convoy, Co Donegal last Friday and a Presbyterian church was also targeted.

The church was not burned down but Reverend Colin McKibbin told BBC News that the back door of the church had been kicked off its hinges, a Bible set alight, and that the attackers attempted to set fire to the pulpit.

Another Orange Order hall was also burned out in Donegal on September 14.

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