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A young mother of two from Moate who previously promised she would never rob again has been jailed for six months for shoplifting.
A Westport native distruct court judge has slammed cash-for-gold stores and said he would close them down if he could.
Changes limiting the ability of District Courts to jail criminals would be a licence to commit crime, the local District Court judge has said.
A man who pleaded guilty to possession of three grammes of heroin had his case struck out in the District Court this week (February 9) after the judge discovered the case might not have been brought had the defendant himself not prompted the justice system about this outstanding charge.
A woman whose thieving sprees featured in a national Sunday publication earlier this year, was remanded in custody for at least another week after a judge voiced his amazement at her being released from jail only two days after commencing a 12 month sentence for theft only to go on another spree in Athlone.
A brain-injured man, in prison for threatening the life of his former partner in a birthday card to their nine-year-old daughter, was given a lifeline at the most recent sitting of the Circuit Court in Athlone (February 23) when he was given leave to attend for hospital treatment.
Figures obtained by Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony have revealed that €29m was spent in the past two years on transporting prisoners between prisons and court houses. Deputy O’Mahony is calling for an immediate review of the system which he says often has prison officers sitting around in the courts until the defendant’s case is called and then, in many cases, the case is put back to another hearing date.
Martin Reilly, a native of Mayo, has taken up the position of governor at Castlerea prison following the retirement of governor Dan Scannell last week.