Friday 18 August 2017

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

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
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

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

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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