A LIMERICK man has pleaded guilty to affray when he was involved in a mass brawl last year in what was described as part of the ‘green shoots’ in the re-emergence of gangland feuding.
Kurt Ryan (23), who has an address in Cliona Park, Moyross, pleaded guilty to his involvement in a mass brawl outside the Department of Social Protection offices on Dominic Street on April 14 last year.
The 23-year-old, who previously surrendered his bail, was one of a number of men who appeared on charges of violent disorder and affray in connection with the brawl.
The incident that Ryan admitted to, was captured on CCTV footage and caused men, women and young children to flee the scene.
Kurt Ryan was originally charged with violent disorder but the DPP directed that it be substituted with the charge of affray.
20-year-old Owen Treacy with an address at St Munchin’s Street, St Mary’s Park, together with Joseph Keane of Garryowen, Richard Treacy of Killalee and Erol Ibrahim of Caherconlish, were all charged in connection with the same incident.
Kurt Ryan’s case was adjourned to July 29 for sentencing.