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If Santa fills your stocking with counterfeit notes “I suggest you burn them,” Judge John Neilan warned a Mullingar woman as he gave her the benefit of the Probation Act.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has said that the scenes in the Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee last week, which have outraged people across the country, underline the need for reform of procedures in the courts service. A large group of people, mostly middle-aged and elderly men, queued up inside the court last Wednesday to shake hands with a man convicted of sexual assault against a 22-year-old woman. They had to pass by the victim as they showed solidarity with the perpetrator.
A district court judge has warned an out-of-control teenager that any more “outrageous” behaviour could result in jail.
A Galway man charged with the serious assault of a man in the city centre last week has been refused bail and further remanded in custody.
The Minister for Labour Affairs Dara Calleary TD is encouraging primary level students in Mayo to enter the Junior Inventor Competition run by the Irish Patent’s Office.
A man who has a chronic drink problem and has previous driving disqualifications was sentenced to three months in prison at Ballina District Court this week after he was convicted of drink driving.
A 26-year-old Galway man received a nine month suspended sentence and was disqualified from driving for two years for offences which included assaulting three gardai and stealing a number of vehicles throughout the city almost 10 years ago.
A woman who, while nearly three times over the blood alcohol limit crashed into the back of a car causing a “knock-on” effect, received a five month suspended sentence and a six year disqualification from driving at Galway District Court last Monday.
The Irish Patents Office have announced details of a Junior Inventor competition, which is being aimed at primary school students and Mayo pupils are asked to get involved in the competition which encourages children to be innovative and to sow the seeds of interest in science and engineering at an early age.