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Some freedom for man accused of stealing pregnancy test

A man accused of stealing a pregnancy test kit, smashing a car window, and assaulting a garda shortly after being released from a two-year jail sentence, was given a highly conditional bail in the District Court this week (November 20).

Problems with early release due to “capacity” issues - Dóchas Governor tells judge

A judge said the governor of Dóchas women’s prison “was here to obfuscate” and accused her of colluding with the director of the Irish Prison Service in hiding the reasons behind her policy of temporary release that saw a serial thief serve just three days of a six month sentence.

Judge criticises recent attempt to legalise cannabis

A judge used a psychiatric report on a man in custody to criticise a recent political move to liberalise the State’s position on cannabis.

Businessmen’s land dispute ends up in court

A dispute between two Athlone businessmen over adjacent lands reached the District Court this week (October 16) after one accused the other of ripping up a fence on his land.

No extra jail for 19 further convictions

A man serving a 22-month sentence who appeared in court this week (October 9) to plead not guilty to 15 further counts of burglary changed his plea when told all he could get was just another two months in jail.

Obscure ruling could see man off drink driving charge

A drink driving case was adjourned for a fortnight in the District Court this week (October 9) when a judge accepted a defence solicitor’s contention that a Supreme Court decision in March could allow the defendant beat the charge.

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.

Alleged dealer gets bail

A man charged with the possession of 3kg of cannabis, worth an estimated €18,000, was given bail at the District Court this week (September 25) on condition he lives at a particular address, and sign on once a week at the Garda station.

Gardaí and trader clash over provenance of disputed €2,500

A street trader who claimed that €2,500 found in his brother’s house during a search for stolen property was his, was given a month to provide receipts and tax clearance certificates to prove this.

Judge calls for big retailers to contribute to costs of minor shoplifting prosecutions

A judge criticised the prosecution policy of major retailers in shoplifting cases when he noted that the bus fare for the accused to get to court cost more than the value of the stolen item.


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