The Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau (GNCCB) has launched an investigation into a convicted felony who is suspected of targeting women on line in a series of “vitriolic” assaults.
amon Deegan, a software package engineer from Ballinteer, has a conviction for carrying a 25cm hunting knife in an incident all through which gardaí claimed he made use of the ‘N-word’ to racially abuse a few young adults at a coach station.
The 55-year-outdated is now under investigation for “prolific” on the web abuse focusing on women of all ages — such as international nationals, the victims of criminal offense, and ladies who have young children with specific requires.
It is recognized gardaí have fears the 55-yr-outdated is behind the on the internet assaults and there is a worry they could “escalate”.
Several girls over the past selection of many years have been singled out for abuse, such as the spouse and children of Dara Quigley.
The 36-year-previous journalist and on the internet blogger took her personal daily life times soon after garda video footage of her staying detained beneath the Mental Overall health Act even though strolling naked on a Dublin avenue was leaked on the internet.
“Deegan is a regarded racist and these messages to gals are hateful and despicable. It amounts to harassment, abuse and probably stalking,” an educated supply informed the Sunday Impartial.
“If he is behind the messages, he is a coward who targets people who are heading through a challenging time in their life. There are concerns this behaviour could escalate.”
In 2017 Deegan took an unsuccessful damages declare in opposition to Irish Rail as part of the exact same incident that noticed him convicted more than carrying the looking knife.
He claimed two railway stability adult men knocked him to the floor and jumped on his upper body, injuring his ribs.
Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke listened to Deegan experienced employed the ‘N-word’ about three teenagers at Maynooth rail station on August 16, 2010.
Deegan denied having chased the youthful males into the station, shouting “you f***ing n*****s”. The youths finally took refuge driving a quantity of protection adult men.
He also denied being racially abusive and aggressive to the youths, and threatening to slash a safety man’s throat.
His €60,000 damages declare for assault was thrown out by the judge.
Garda Stephen Cush instructed the court he had been called to the station and he saw Deegan remaining restrained by security.
A 25cm hunting knife was found in his rucksack.
Deegan was convicted of possessing a unsafe weapon and was sentenced to 3 months suspended.
Dismissing his civil circumstance, Justice Groarke said there experienced been no evidence just before the courtroom of any damage to his ribs.
Deegan was formerly investigated over on line attacks in opposition to Cork South-West standard election prospect Fiona O’Leary.
He instructed her she was a “suicide ready to happen” in a series of messages on Fb in 2016.
She was targeted by Deegan following she posted a video clip important of the considerably-suitable Pegida party.
The messages encouraged Ms O’Leary and her spouse and children to interact in mass suicide and especially took goal at her son, who has autism.
The previous election candidate claimed Deegan to gardaí, who was investigated about his assaults on the lady.
Ms O’Leary also obtained threatening cellphone phone calls in 2019, which she believes are connected to Deegan.
She beforehand spoke out about how these on the web interactions had impacted her.
“I have never ever threatened or abused any person in my existence — and as an autistic woman with autistic little ones, I am pretty concerned about these threatening messages,” she explained.