Suspended sentence in Limerick court for serial offender

Norma Prendiville

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Suspended sentence in Limerick court for serial offender

Newcastle West Court was told by the defendant through his solicitor "It's about time I copped on"

A PATRICKSWELL man with 114 previous convictions, nine of which were for driving without insurance, appeared before Judge Mary Larkin at Newcastle West court to face another charge of driving without insurance. 

Thomas Kiely, Barnakyle, Patrickswell, pleaded to the offence which took place at Main St, Patrickswell last November 4. 

Solicitor Michael O’Donnell, said his client was currently in prison and due for release in October.

He was anxious to resume contact with his young family, the solicitor added. He was taking courses in prison. “He will not be back again,” Mr O’Donnell said.

“‘It’s about time I copped on’ were his words.” 

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