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Friday 31 October 2014

Garda Inspector objected to lengthy adjournment

Published 08/01/2013 | 11:02

A LENGTHY adjournment was opposed by Inspector Pat Cody in the case of 22-year-old Caleb McKay, address given as 33A Ferndale Park, Wexford. Offences on the District Court list included several counts of burglary as well as possession of drugs, dangerous driving and criminal damage.

Defending solicitor Dermot Davis reported happily that his client had not come to the attention of the Gardaí in recent weeks. Judge Gerard Haughton also learned that McKay continued to sign on at the Garda barracks in Wexford five times a week.

The accused was carrying out a 200 hour community service order at a rate of 16 hours per week and was due to start a FAS course in Waterford, Mr. Davis added. The judge indicated that he was prepared to postpone further consideration of the case until May.

However, the inspector suggested that a shorter remand would be more appropriate and the court acceded to his suggestion of February 6. The judge also indicated that McKay could be brought back before him at an even earlier date if Inspector Cody and his colleagues had any cause for concern.

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