Garda denies threatening woman with seven years in jail

Another Garda has denied that Brolly and McConnel were mistreated in Garda custody, Sean Herraghty:

“It was just said in general chat that if she was convicted she could get seven years,” Mr Herraghty said. “There was no threat involved.” He agreed it probably would unnerve a prisoner a little.

Asked if it was calculated to do so, he replied: “Possibly, yes.”

Ms Brolly made complaints of mistreatment while in custody against Det Garda Dooley and Det Sgt John White who have admitted they mistreated her and her sister Róisín McConnell.