Search Results for 'Castlerea Prison'

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Father who tried to rob four premises in one day gets jail sentence

A Mayo father of two who tried to rob four premises in the one day, by handing staff a note telling them it was a raid, has received a four year sentence with the final 12 months suspended.

Judge blames agencies for street fighter’s unemployment

A judge railed against State agencies set up to help find people employment during a case where the defendant complained against the difficulties of getting back into employment or training.

Double rapist to be sentenced within three months for crime which shocked nation

The man who raped two pre-teen girls in Athlone in September is to appear at the present sittings of the Central Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin for sentencing.

‘Bumbling fool of a criminal’ gets five months in jail

A man who was seen, followed, reported, and arrested with a stolen silage grab in his vehicle, but who insisted on still pleading not guilty at 11 appearances in court, was jailed for five months this week (November 13).

Judge despairs as man is brought from jail to answer a no seatbelt charge

A judge raised quite the arched eyebrow in court this week (September 25) when he discovered the first case up before him had been brought under escort from a six-month jail sentence to answer a charge of not wearing a seatbelt.

Man threatened to pull knife on gardaí

A man was given a six month jail sentence at Castlebar District Court this week for the production of a knife, for recklessly engaging in conduct which created a substantial risk of death or serious harm, and also for thefts from two Castlebar businesses.

Custody is only place for man arrested on three consecutive days

A man who was arrested on three consecutive days last week, and who threatened a garda inspector with death, was escorted by three gardaí to another fortnight’s custody from the District Court this week (January 16).

Burglar gets an extra year in jail

A man who stole from the blind, from a barber, as well as a rent payment from a staff locker while on bail was sentenced to a further year in jail in the District Court in Athlone this week (October 3).

Manhunt launched after parking meter thieves escape from prison

A manhunt was launched earlier this week when two brothers, who had been sentenced earlier this year in relation to a number of thefts from parking meters in Galway city, absconded from Castlerea Prison.

Man took off in nurse’s car after hospital theft

A Longford man, with 140 previous convictions, was sentenced to spend a further seven months behind bars and disqualified from driving for 10 years for stealing a handbag and car keys from a nurse while being treated at UHG and taking off in the vehicle which was later stopped by eagle-eyed gardai in Kildare the following day.


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