Raid look-out told to pay up
A 15-year-old boy who acted as a look-out for burglars who left their faeces in a house after stealing €2,000 worth of goods has been ordered to pay compensation.
Judge Bryan Smyth said the teen must save the money he uses for socialising to pay for the victims' losses.
The boy had pleaded guilty earlier at the Children's Court to trespassing with intent to commit an attempted theft, at a house in north inner city Dublin, in May last year.
His case was adjourned until yesterday for a pre-sentence probation report to be furnished. He admitted being present with two others who have not yet been identified.
The boy was remanded to appear again in December.
Son accused of shed damage
A 17-year-old boy accused of damaging his mother's property was remanded in custody overnight after a court heard he had broken his bail conditions.
The west Dublin teenager had been charged earlier at the Children's Court with criminal damage to his mother's shed in July.
He had been granted bail pending a family welfare conference and had been ordered to obey a curfew and not to use alcohol or drugs.
However, Judge Bryan Smyth was told on Tuesday that the boy had broken the terms of his bail. He remanded the teen in custody to appear again the following day.
Girl is missing for 35th time
A 17-YEAR-OLD girl, who is in HSE care, absconded again at the weekend and has now gone missing for the 35th time since the start of August, Dublin Children's Court heard.
Judge Bryan Smyth issued a bench warrant on Monday for the girl who left her care home on September 26.
The girl has pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a door, at a children's care home in north Dublin, on May 30 last.
She had been granted bail last Friday and was warned she had to obey conditions, including a 10pm to 9am curfew, and refrain from alcohol and illegal drugs.