Glin arsonists to be sentenced after entering guilty pleas

Limerick Courthouse, Merchant's Quay

Limerick Courthouse, Merchant's Quay


Two young men men are due to be sentenced next month after they both pleaded guilty to charges relating to a spate of arson attacks which took place in Glin almost a year ago.

James Considine, aged 20, of Galvone Road, Kennedy Park in Limerick city and Denis Mulcahy, aged 23, of Riverview, Ballyhahill admitted setting fires to a number of vehicles in-and-around the coastal village on February 19, 2013.

While both men initially appeared before Newcastle West Court last year, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) consented to the case being dealt with at Limerick Circuit Court.

When formally arraigned Mr Considine pleaded guilty to causing damage by fire to a motor vehicle at Coast Road, Glin and to another vehicle at Church Street, Glin.

He also admitted stealing a car from the Demesne in Glin and to stealing a car radio from a vehicle, which was parked at Church Street. That vehicle was one of the vehicles which was set alight.

Denis Mulcahy pleaded guilty to causing damage by fire to a house and to a vehicle at Coast Road, Glin and to causing damage to a car at The Demesne.

All the offences, the court heard, took place on the same date.

Pat Barriscale BL, representing Mr Considine, said his client suffers from ADHD and he sought an adjournment of the case to facilitate the preparation of a medical report ahead of the sentencing hearing.

Judge Carroll Moran granted the application and he indicated he will sentence both men on February 14, next.

Details of the offences will be outlined to the court on the next date and the judge will also hear submissions from lawyers representing both men.


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