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€3,000 in compensation for smashing windows

A man who smashed the windows of a house and cars in a dispute over a lawn mower has been given a chance to pay compensation for the €3,000 in damages he caused.

Dick Byrne - The man who brought light to Mayo

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Terrible punishments awaited young transgressors in the Ireland of the 1950s. If a boy mitched from school he could end up in Letterfrack, the notorious so called industrial school, run by the Christian Brothers. It was a type of borstal, where, for almost a century, troubled boys were brutally chastened and subdued. Its grim, grey buildings still stand today, and if you pass them on a wet Connemara day, you wonder about the boys who were sent there from cities and towns around Ireland. Despite its change of usage to one of the foremost craft training centres in the country, it still looks a sad place to me. But back in the 50s and 60s its name struck terror in the hearts of most boys and youths. I remember seeing a boy handcuffed to a policeman sitting on the Dublin train. Word was whispered around the carriage that the boy was from Letterfrack. We all stared at him as if the poor fellow was an alien.

Wife beater gets suspended sentence

A man who claimed he had no recollection of beating his wife, an act which left clearly visible bruises, was given a one month suspended sentence at Galway District Court this week.

Bail for spitting at garda

A Mullingar man who is receiving treatment for anger management has been told he will have his suspended sentence increased to 22 months if he breaches his bail conditions.


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