Longford man would require an appearance fee of one million euro to appear back in court

A man accused of a section two assault in Strokestown last year has questioned the legal process around his identity and charges facing him in court.

63-year-old Kevin Taylor, of 34, Ardnacassa Lawns, Longford, was in court in connection with an alleged incident which occurred at Falsk on December 11th 2018.

There was a significant Garda presence at Strokestown district court this morning ahead of a scheduled sitting of the court, both inside the building and outside on the street.

Kevin Taylor, wearing a green suit and green tie, was appearing in court in connection with a section two assault which it is alleged occurred at Falsk on December 11th last year.

When the matter was called, the 63-year-old stood up, with what appeared to be an old ‘long form’ birth certificate in his hand and claimed that he was there as a “common man” but where was “Kevin Taylor, the legal fiction”?

He also told the court that he required whoever was leading the prosecution to put their hand on the shoulder of the accused but that was rejected by Judge Mary Cashin.

Sgt Mark Mahon also told the court he was satisfied the man standing in court was Kevin Taylor, of the named address.

Mr Taylor also asked in court “is there any man or woman here to say that I have done wrong” which he repeated a number of times to no response from the body of the court.

He then decided to leave the court, just as Disclosure of the case was being made by Sgt Mahon.

However, the judge noted that Mr Taylor did not accept the documents and left the court.

Earlier in proceedings, Mr Taylor has claimed that if he was due back in court, he would require an appearance fee of one million euro.

The matter was adjourned until 25th of March 2020.