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Case against Conor McGregor adjourned until 1 November at Dublin District Court

McGregor appeared in court this morning.

Conor McGregor arriving at court this morning
Conor McGregor arriving at court this morning
Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

A CASE AGAINST MMA star Conor McGregor over an alleged assault on a man at a Dublin pub has been adjourned until 1 November. 

McGregor did not speak in the courtroom at the Dublin District Court during the brief hearing this morning. 

The 31-year-old faces a single assault charge under section two of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act over the incident, which carries a maximum sanction of six months in prison, a fine of €1,500, or both. 

Desmond Keogh, who in his 50s and from south-west Dublin, had been at the Marble Arch Pub on Benbulbin Road in Drimnagh at about 2.30pm on 6 April when he was allegedly hit by the mixed martial arts (MMA) star.

McGregor arrived at the Criminal Courts of Justice building on Parkgate Street at around 9.50am, where the case was heard by Judge Marie Keane.

He stood before Judge Marie Keane with his hands clasped in front of him.

Source: PA

His solicitor Michael Staines, spoke on his behalf. “My client is in court, judge. It can be adjourned by consent for disclosure to be furnished,” he said. This relates to evidence the prosecution intends to use in the case.

State Solicitor Michael Durkan said that that was fine. 

Garda Jason O’Carroll of Crumlin station confirmed he can comply with the disclosure order and it will include CCTV.

Judge Keane ordered the professional fighter to appear again on 1 November next. He will be expected to indicate how he will plead to the charge on that date. A trial will be fixed then if he intends to contest the case.

A garda investigation was launched after the alleged incident in April. 

CCTV footage of the alleged assault emerged in August and was widely circulated on social media. 

With reporting by Christine Bohan and Tom Tuite 

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