Wednesday 24 January 2018

Two men deny stealing laptop and phone owned by Sean Quinn’s daughter

TOM TUITE

TWO Dublin men have pleaded not guilty to stealing a laptop and a phone belonging to a daughter of former billionaire Sean Quinn.

Gary Kinlan (35) and his 36-year-old brother Keith, from Summerhill Place, Dublin, had been charged in August and made their second appearance at Dublin District Court yesterday (TUE).



Both men have been accused of stealing a bag containing a HP laptop and an iPhone 3GS, property of Aoife Quinn, at Loftus Lane, in Dublin 1, on July 28 last.



Judge Bryan Smyth read out the charges to the pair and each opted for a non-jury trial in the district court. They indicated that they understood the charges and they then entered not guilty pleas.



Judge Smyth noted that “nothing untoward” was involved in the case of an alleged theft of Ms Quinn's laptop case and its contents from a car.



The pair have entered not guilty pleas to other charges.



Keith Kinlan denies possessing stolen property consisting of an Irish passport in the name of Hamish Adams and a New Zealand passport in the same name, at Isaac's hostel, on Frenchman's lane, in Dublin 1 on August 15 last.



Both men have also denied stealing a laptop and two DVDs from a woman, named Amy Quirke.



Defence solicitor Yvonne Bambury told Judge Smyth it was expected that the hearing in relation to all the charges would last about 45 minutes.



Judge Smyth remanded the pair on continuing bail to appear again for their district court trial on November 12.



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