Kenneally Case is Adjourned

The Circuit Court has heard there are ‘quite an amount’ of documents yet to be gathered by lawyers in relation to the case of a 67-year-old former basketball coach accused of sexual and indecent assault, before the trial can proceed.Bill Kenneally, formerly of Summerville Avenue in Waterford city, is charged with 99 counts of sexual and indecent assault alleged to have occurred in Waterford in the 1980s.The three complainants in the case are now aged in their 40s.
The former sports coach and one-time Fianna Fáil campaigner was sent forward from the District Court last March for trial in the circuit court, after a book of evidence was completed and presented to him.His legal team made an application on Tuesday last at Waterford Circuit Court for the case to be adjourned to the next sittings, on January 11th
Conor O’Donoghue BL, prosecuting, said the State had two weeks ago received a “lengthy request” for disclosure of documents, two weeks ago. “There’s quite an amount of material to be gathered in relation to it.”He agreed there was “no reality” to the case being dealt with in the current sessions of the court which take place over October and November. Judge Eugene O’Kelly adjourned the case until January.Legal aid was already granted to Mr Kenneally for a solicitor, junior counsel and senior counsel when the District Court heard the charges involved were serious matters.

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