Man charged with burglary at Ballinasloe Mayor’s home

A 24-year-old man, charged in connection with last weekend’s burglary at the home of the Mayor of Ballinasloe, was further remanded in custody to appear at Harristown District Court tomorrow.

Dressed in a blue/grey and stripped tracksuit Niall Lynch of 5 Aonach, Ballinasloe, County Galway, was brought in custody before Galway District Court on Monday charged with trespassing with intent to commit burglary at the home of Carmel Grealy at Brackernagh, Ballinasloe, in the early hours of Saturday, September 15.

According to Garda evidence given in court Lynch had been arrested on September 16 at 5.33pm in Ballinasloe and charged a short time later. Lynch gave no reply after charge and caution.

Inspector Brendan Carroll made an application for the accused to be further remanded in custody. Lynch’s solicitor Gearoid Geraghty made no application for bail. Judge Mary Fahy then further remanded Lynch in custody to appear before Harristown District Court.

It is understood that Mayor Grealy had arrived home after attending a conference at around 4am to discover an intruder in her home. After confronting the intruder she raised the alarm.


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