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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Bail is refused in death case

A MAN accused of "beating a man to death" in a pedestrian lane-way has been refused bail by the High Court.

Seamus Morgan (47), with an address as The Holland, Athy, Co Kildare, is accused of the murder of Larry Keane (56) at St John's Lane and Greenhills estate, Athy, on July 18, 2013.

Objecting to bail, gardai said it will be alleged that Mr Morgan "beat the deceased to death".

OAP accused of sex assault

A PENSIONER accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl has been remanded on bail to September for the book of evidence.

The man, who is in his 60s, is charged with 10 counts of sexually assaulting the girl, who was allegedly only five-years-old when the alleged abuse began.

The alleged offences took place at his home in west Dublin between October 2011 and April 2013.

Addict stole to feed habit

A MOTHER of three who stole bottles of perfume was in the throes of a heroin addiction, a court heard.

Nicola Lawlor (36), of St Laurence's Glen, Chapelizod, admitted before Blanchardstown court to stealing 11 bottles of perfume, worth €838, from Boots in Blanchardstown on October, 10, 2012.

Judge David McHugh imposed a four month suspended sentence, after he heard Lawlor is now stabilised on methadone.

Driver banned for two years

A DRIVER who was asked by a friend to "give his car a go" has been put off the road for two years.

Michael Tucker (33), of Mount Carmel, Newbridge, Co Kildare admitted before Blanchardstown court to driving without insurance or a driving licence at Outer Ring Road Clondalkin on June 10 last.

The court heard Tucker had been speeding between lanes when he came to the attention of gardai.

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