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Still no freedom for burglary suspects

Two youths, believed by the authorities to be responsible for a major spate of house breaks around Athlone, will have to spend at least another week in custody after a formal Garda application opposing bail was upheld.

Quinn Direct slammed by judge

A judge was so critical of the business practices of a major insurance firm in the District Court this week (December 16) that he dismissed one of a defendant’s two charges of driving without insurance and refused to ban him from driving despite the defendant not even having a licence.

Gardai show leniency to troubled man

A young man with some learning difficulties and known to the system, who shouted in court that he’d stab a garda, then punched one and spat in the face of another, was released on a multi-conditional bail from the District Court last week (December 16).

Health cuts begin to show in the courts

There were some distressing scenes in the District Court last week when three care workers and a garda had to carry a disturbed teenage girl kicking and screaming to the dock after she had been goaded by some bystanders outside.

Judge angry at allowing legal aid to family with visible means

Relatives of a teenage girl charged with assault on a garda as well as theft from a pensioner were snapped at by the judge when they admitted to driving a 2008 car after he had granted the girl legal aid.

Passenger and driver in dock

A couple charged with separate offences arising from the same incident received two very different sentences in the District Court this week (January 30).

Jail for 18th public order conviction in two years

A man with “an appalling record” went to jail for four months this week (January 30) after being convicted of another four public order offences.

Girlfriend evidence enough to beat DD conviction

A man who drove just 350m from the pub to his house managed to avoid a driving ban in the District Court this week (July 13) when he convinced a judge he had not been arrested in a public place, despite testing at nearly twice the legal limit for alcohol.

Wrong number is right result for slumbering drunk

A man who was so drunk behind the wheel of a car that gardai had to break a window to get into the vehicle to wake him, avoided a driving ban in the District Court this week (July 13) after one of the arresting members took down the wrong registration and gave it in evidence in court.

Probation Act for man ‘scorned’ by woman

Judge David Anderson, sitting in Ballina District Court this week, dealt with a man under the Probation Act in a case he described as “a woman scorned because she did not get alcohol and a man scorned because he did not get the woman”.


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