Arson costs Dana's brother €120,000
The brother of Dana Rosemary Scanlon was €120,00 out of pocket after two of his properties were set on fire by two young women addicted to drink and drugs, a court heard.
Stacey Doran and her friend Donna Kildea, both 29, admitted their roles in the arson incidents at derelict homes owned by John Brown, when they appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Criminal Court.
Doran, of Ballybegley, Newtowncunningham, admitted the arson at a property on Main Street, Newtowncunningham, on April 15, 2011.
She also admitted arson at Colehill, Newtowncunningham, on August 29, 2011. Kildea also admitted her role in this attack.
The court heard when Doran was just eight she saw her sister Denise (15) die in a freak road accident.
It also heard that Kildea had also been injured in a road accident when she was eight and spent the next three years of her life in Beaumont Hospital.
Judge Francis Comerford said both women had suffered "horrendously" in their lives.
He sentenced Doran to 40 hours of community service in lieu of nine months in prison. He sentenced Kildea to nine months in prison, suspended for two years.