A judge has appointed a mediator to resolve a dispute between members of the Muslim community in Longford amid claims that a "sectarian" attack was being planned.

Judge Seamus Hughes made the order at a special sitting of Longford District Court on Thursday following an incident which occurred at the Longford Community Islamic Centre, Townspark Industrial Estate on August 21st last year.

Six men, a father and his two sons together with three brothers, were all charged with assault and public order offences following the incident.

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