Limerick youth failed to ‘sign on’ at garda station 47 times

Judge Eugene O'Kelly revoked the youth's bail

Judge Eugene O'Kelly revoked the youth's bail


A JUDGE revoked the bail of a teenage boy after he was informed there have been numerous breaches of his bail conditions.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, is accused of multiple offences on various dates earlier this year and during 2013.

Making an application to revoke the defendant’s bail, Detective Garda Christine Bergin of Roxboro Road garda station said the youth was granted bail in January after he appeared before the Childrens Court charged in connection with a burglary at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

She said two of the conditions of his bail were that he ‘sign on’ daily at Henry Street garda station and that he obey a curfew at his home address between 10pm and 8am.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly was told the youth had failed to ‘sign on’ on 47 separate dates since he was granted bail and Det Garda Bergin said there had also been several breaches of his curfew.

She said he was not present at his home address when gardai called there on six separate dates in February and March.

In addition, she said, the youth was observed at locations in Balliancurra Weston in breach of his cufew on two separate occasions in February.

Arising from one of the breaches, the youth was arrested charged with separate offences.

Solicitor Darach McCarthy said his client did not dispute the fact that he had breached the conditions of his bail but he said he was willing to comply going forward.

After hearing details of the breaches and noting that additional charges have been brought against the youth, Judge O’Kelly revoked his bail and remanded him in detention to Saint Patrick’s Institution until next week.


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