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Monday 18 December 2017

Man charged with burglary at home of slain 'Fat' Andy

'Fat' Andy Connors
'Fat' Andy Connors

A 28-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with an alleged burglary at the home of slain gang boss 'Fat' Andy Connors.

Jason Mansfield was granted bail yesterday by Tallaght District Court after making a brief appearance.

Mansfield (28) with addresses at Crooksling, Saggart, and Kiltalawn Grove, Tallaght, is charged with burglary at The Old Dog Pound, Boherboy, Tallaght, on March 15, 2015.

He is also accused of having no insurance at Cushlawn Way, Tallaght, on July 14, last year.

Garda Ed Walsh told the court that he arrested Mansfield at 7.05am on Sunday for burglary.

He said Mansfield was taken to Tallaght Garda Station where he was later charged by Sergeant Liam Healion. Garda Kelly said Mansfield made no reply to the charge.

The garda said he had no objection to bail as Mansfield has no warrant history. He told Judge Reilly that he would consent to a cash bail. Mansfield's defence lawyer, Gabby Deane BL, said his client had €100 in court.

Garda Walsh told Judge Reilly that he was waiting for a warrant to come from town as Mansfield had taken a bench warrant last year on another matter.

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Thirty minutes later, Garda Walsh gave evidence of arresting Mansfield on Sunday morning in Tallaght Garda Station for the warrant matter. He said the there was no objection to bail.

Judge Reilly released Mansfield on his own bail of €150 on condition that he reside at the Kiltalown Grove address and that he notify Garda Walsh of any change of address that must be approved by the garda.

She remanded Mansfield on bail to next month for a plea or a date for hearing on all charges.

It is understood that 'Fat' Andy Connors' wife was in the house at Boherboy when the alleged offence happened on Sunday.

Her husband was one of Ireland's most notorious criminals before he was shot dead as part of a bitter cash dispute in August of last year.

The 45-year-old father-of-six was brutally murdered in front of his wife Anne and his children at his newly-built home on the night of Tuesday, August 19.

There has been no arrests so far in the detailed investigation into the murder.

kfoy@herald.ie

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