Man appears in court over stolen kegs

A man has appeared before Mullingar District Court charged with stealing more than €2,500 worth of alcohol from outside Daly’s Bar, Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar.

It’s alleged that Noel Dempsey of 43 Stanaway Road, Crumlin stole seven kegs of Guinness and one each of Budweiser, Carlsberg, and Smithwicks on May 12 this year.

The 55-year-old, who is alleged to have taken the property from Diageo has not worked for 10 years and has no bank or credit union account, Mr Louis Kiernan told the court as he requested legal aid.

However, the prosecuting garda said Dempsey had a van which was seized and Dempsey admitted it cost €1,500 and had been insured.

 

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