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Friday 24 October 2014

Stole from church and two schools

Published 08/01/2013 | 11:02

A 26-YEAR- OLD MAN facing a series of charges relating to thefts from premises including a church, two schools and a nursing home came to the District Court on January 2 to plead guilty on all nine counts.

The court heard that the solicitor representing George Connors (26), of 5 Marconi Park, Cherryorchard, Enniscorthy, was not present as she was sick. In the absence of Julie Breen, the accused was represented by her colleague Caitriona Walsh who formally applied for an adjournment.

The case was put back to January 16 in the hope that the absent lawyer will be available on that date. Ms. Walsh assured the court that some compensation had already been paid by Connors and that the outstanding money will be available the next day.

The offences dated back to various dates in January 2010 when the defendant was responsible for thefts at the church in Clonroche, at Bree national school, at Cloughbawn, at Killoughrim in Caim, at Caim, at Millhouse nursing home in Maudlins, New Ross; at Crossabeg national school, at Rathnure and at Kiltealy.

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