Mr Keane, 36, with an address at Singland Gradens, Ballysimon, Limerick, appeared before Limerick Circuit Court this Monday, charged with one count of aggravated burglary, and one count of assault causing harm to Wayne Kennedy, who was one of the occupants of the house at the time.
The charges relate to a burglary at a house at, St Senan Street, St Mary’s Park, Limerick, on May 29th, 2016.
It is the state’s case that Mr Keane was armed with a butcher’s knife when he allegedly entered the house as a trespasser and committed a burglary and assault.
Mr Keane was granted High Court bail in July 2016 after his uncle lodged a €20,000 independent surety which at the time it was heard were his “life savings”.
The surer, Richard Keane, with an address at St Munchin’s Street, St Mary’s park, who was an employee at Limerick City and County Council, it was heard.
Mr Keane told the court then, that the money was from a personal account he held at St Mary’s Credit Union, Limerick.
“These are your life savings, I take it?,” Judge Larkin, then presiding, asked, which Mr Keane replied, “yes”.
It was also heard Richard Keane had worked as a civil servant for 39 years, and had no dependents, borrowings, nor a mortgage.
He said he understood he would have to “surrender” the €20,000 should his nephew breach the terms of his bail.
Richard Keane, was accompanied in court by his brother, and father of the accused, Christy Keane.
Liam Keane’s bail conditions are that he must be of good behaviour; reside at Singland Gardens, Ballysimon; sign on daily at a garda station; obey a curfew; be available to gardai and carry a charged mobile phone at all times; surrender his passport, and not apply for new travel documents.