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Sunday 23 September 2018

Stolen car case lawyer gets time to decide plea

Barrister Shauna Roe
Barrister Shauna Roe

A barrister accused of being a passenger in a stolen car has been given time by a court to decide how she intends to plead to the charge.

Shauna Roe (26) had the case against her adjourned when she appeared at Blanchardstown District Court yesterday.

Ms Roe, of Ard Rua, Homeleigh, Porterstown, in west Dublin, is charged with unauthorised carriage in a vehicle.

Arrested

The offence, under the Road Traffic Act, is alleged to have happened at Finnstown House Hotel, Newcastle Road, Lucan, on July 1.

It was Ms Roe's second appearance in court on the charge after she was arrested in July.

Wearing a pink hooded jacket, black leggings and runners, she sat alone at the back of the court, waiting for her case to be called, then came forward when the brief hearing began.

Her solicitor, Evan Moore, said disclosure of prosecution documents had been served on the defence and he was seeking more time in the case.

Judge David McHugh remanded the defendant on continuing bail to appear in court again on October 4, to indicate a plea to the charge.

"You should have your instructions by then," the judge said.

Mr Moore said he had no other application to make on behalf of the accused at this time.

Ms Roe did not address the court during the course of the proceedings.

On her last appearance, a garda sergeant handed evidence of the defendant's arrest, charge and caution into court by certificate.

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