Burglary suspects 'fled farm'
Three alleged burglars fled from a rural farmhouse after discovering the sole occupant was a man in his 90s who was asleep at the time.
That was the allegation heard at a special sitting of Ennis District Court yesterday, when three members of a family and a fourth man appeared on a charge of burglary in Ballyveskil, Tiermaclane, near Ennis, Co Clare, on Friday.
At a bail hearing for the four, Inspector Kieran Ruane said the State's case would be that the alleged burglary had been planned.
John Woodland (38), of Clarina Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick, and Patrick Woodland (43), of Greenmount Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick, were refused bail.
Edward Woodland (18), also of Greenmount Avenue, and Paul Kiely (30), of Glencairn, Dooradoyle, Limerick, were remanded in custody with consent to bail.
They will come before Ennis District Court again on Wednesday.