Local councillor has assault case adjourned

Local Councillor John McGahon appeared before Dundalk District Court earlier today accused of assault.

The 28-year-old from Faughart Gardens is charged with assaulting Breen White on Park Street in Dundalk on June 16th last year.

According to LMFM radio, defence solicitor Conor McGuill sought an adjournment for the case to be fully defended with the case subsequently put back until June 5th.

A former chair of the Dundalk Municipal District Committee, the Fine Gael representative is set to represent the party in May’s Local Elections as well as the next General Election.