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Saturday 21 April 2018

Burglar gets more time to pay GAA club compo

A burglar who entered a GAA club through the roof has been given more time to pay compensation. Stock photo: PA Archive
A burglar who entered a GAA club through the roof has been given more time to pay compensation. Stock photo: PA Archive

A burglar who entered a GAA club through the roof has been given more time to pay compensation.

Mark Tynan (23) caused €1,813 worth of damage, but so far has paid only €400 to the club.

Judge John Lindsay said he would give Tynan one final opportunity to find the money he owed.

He adjourned sentencing to a date in March.

Tynan, of Knockmore Park, Tallaght, had previously admitted burglary at Ballyboden St Enda's GAA club in August 2015.

Trespass

Gda Sgt Eithne Madden told Tallaght District Court that Tynan went in through the roof of the club.

Tynan also admitted trespass and damaging the front door of a house in Hazelgrove, Tallaght, in November 2015.

He further admitted being in possession of a wheel brace, a vice-grip and a torch.

Stephen Montgomery, defending, said Tynan was working as a steel fixer, but it was casual work and he needed more time to save the money.

Mr Montgomery said his client had not been in trouble since these incidents and had worked hard to turn his life around.

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