Limerick Euromillions winner’s son on assault charge

Gary McNamara, son of Lottery winner Dolores McNamara.

A son of Limerick Euromillions winner, Dolores McNamara is facing an assault charge arising from an incident at Ennis Mart last August.

At Ennis District Court, Gary McNamara (43) of Ruan Manor, Castleconnell, was charged with assault and breach of the peace at Ennis Mart on August 17 last year.

A native of Limerick, Mr McNamnara farms a substantial landholding in east Clare.

Mr McNamara is accused of assaulting Bernard Earley at Ennis Mart on August 17 last year. He is also facing a separate summons of using or engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause a breach of the peace or being reckless as to whether a breach of the peace might have been occasioned at the same location on the same date.

Solicitor for Mr McNamara, Daragh Hassett told Judge Mary Larkin that the case was not suitable for legal aid.

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Mr Hassett requested that Gardai provide disclosure of documentation in the case and this would usually include any witness statements that may be available concerning the alleged incident.

Gary McNamara’s family connection to Dolores McNamara, who won a then record €115 million EuroMillions jackpot in August 2005, was not referred to during the brief procedural hearing.

Sgt Aiden Lonergan told the court that the Gardai would provide disclosure and stated that the case could be adjourned to September 14 when Mr Hassett could tell the court whether Mr McNamara will be either contesting the case or pleading guilty.