Two to be sentenced after burglary at lakeside mansion

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Both men pleaded guilty to charges relating to a burglary at Tinerana House
TWO men who have pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a burglary at the lakeside mansion owned by a son of Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara will be sentenced next month

TWO men who have pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a burglary at the lakeside mansion owned by a son of Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara will be sentenced next month

Jeffrey Lee, aged 42, of Cosgrove Park, Moyross, and Declan Browne,aged 27, who has an address at Lackyle, Ardnacrusha were remanded in custody after bench warrants for their arrest were executed.

Last November, Lee pleaded guilty to entering Tinerana House, the property of Gary McNamara, as a trespasser and committing theft on dates between August 17 and September 14, 2013.

Browne, pleaded guilty to handling stolen property including antique bathroom fittings, antique chandeliers, candelabras and light fittings, copper wiring and cylinders on September 13, 2013, at Clear Circle Metals, Ballysimon Road, Limerick.

No one was living in the 19th-century 16-bedroom home at the time of the burglary.

Mr McNamara and his wife Michelle bought their home for €1.46m in January 2013 from Nama-appointed receivers PWC.

It is understood that the McNamaras paid an additional €2m for 270 acres of surrounding lands in the estate on the shores of Lough Derg that includes 2.3km of frontage onto the lake.

Dolores McNamara lives nearby at Lough Derg Hall.

Nama appointed receivers to Tinerana Ltd in 2012 after the company failed to progress a €100m plan to develop a leisure resort at the property that involved a hotel, an 18-hole championship golf course and equestrian holiday village.

After being informed that the defendants have been returned to custody, Judge Gerard Keys adjourned the matter to November 24, next for sentence