Book of evidence presented to Limerick bridal owner over thefts

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Book of evidence presented to Limerick bridal owner over thefts

Bridal shop owner Shirley Flanagan leaves Limerick District Court

A BOOK of evidence has been presented today to the owner of a bridal store in Annacotty, which was at centre of a major controversy last year.

Shirley Flanagan, aged 35, who has an address at Rathurd, Donoughmore, has again appeared before Limerick District Court, where she is charged with multiple theft offences.

She faces four separate charges under the provisions of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act, relating to offences which are alleged to have happened at Robelle Bridal on dates between January 4, 2015 and May 7, 2015. 

She is accused of stealing property worth a total of €3,650. The store is now closed and a new tenant is in place.

Earlier a file was forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions – who consented to the matter being dealt with by way of summary disposal – or in the district court – on condition Ms Flanagan pleads guilty.

However, Ms Flanagan is pleading not guilty and she has now been sent forward for trial to the next sessions of the Circuit Court.

Bail is subject to conditions, including that she sign on twice a week at Roxboro Road garda station, reside at her home address and have no contact with any witnesses, or injured parties.

Judge Marian O'Leary outlined the alibi warning, whereby if she wishes to present witnesses in her case their details must be furnished to gardai within 14 days.