Thursday 12 December 2019

Girlfriend in drug warning

A YOUNG man who was buying cannabis to share with his friends has been told by his girlfriend that it is time to 'shape up' and beat his addiction, a court heard.

Luke Kelly (23) was given the ultimatum by his girlfriend, who is also the mother of his daughter, that he needs to quit taking cannabis.

He was caught with the drug after he was stopped and searched by gardai in Tallaght.

Judge Brian Sheridan ordered Kelly to complete 240 hours' community service.

The defendant, of Bawnlea Drive in Tallaght, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to possession of cannabis for sale or supply.

Garda Stephen Coller said he stopped and searched Kelly on Firhouse Road in Tallaght on July 16 last year.

Three pieces of cannabis resin, with a street value of €538, were found.

Judge orders youth's arrest

A JUDGE has ordered the arrest of a youth who pinned a 14-year-old boy to railings as an accomplice beat him during a gang mugging.

The 17-year-old had pleaded guilty at the Children's Court in March to robbery of the boy at Balally Luas Stop, in south Dublin, on January 20 last. His case was adjourned for a pre-sentence probation report to be furnished to the court.

Judge John O'Neill said that the report was positive but noted that the boy had not turned up for his case.

Sex-charge priest on bail

A FORMER priest who was extradited from the United States has been granted bail pending his trial for indecently assaulting six boys in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Patrick McCabe (75), originally from Ireland but with an address at Alameda, California, was remanded in custody last week following his extradition.

The ex-priest is accused of 10 counts of indecently assaulting six males on dates between January 1973 and September 1981.

One of the incidents allegedly occurred in Kildare in 1977 and the remainder are alleged to have happened in the north Dublin and Dublin city centre areas.

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