Monday 5 December 2016

Shane Phelan: Government had plenty of warnings but no contingency plan

Published 21/04/2016 | 02:30

Acting Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and acting junior minister for Sport Michael Ring on the plinth at Leinster House yesterday during a break in government negotiations.
Photo: Tom Burke
Acting Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and acting junior minister for Sport Michael Ring on the plinth at Leinster House yesterday during a break in government negotiations. Photo: Tom Burke

Two people who might otherwise be in jail were set free yesterday.

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One, a woman convicted of false imprisonment, had been due to have the suspended portion of her sentence activated after being caught attempting to steal money from a church poor box.

The other, a homeless man who mugged a jogger, was to have a suspended sentence activated after stealing from a shop and committing assault.

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