Garda repays €500 he stole, court told

Eimear Cotter

A DUBLIN-based garda accused of stealing over €500 from three of his colleagues is alleged to have repaid the money after he was confronted by them.

Daniel Flynn (27) allegedly stole over €500 on four separate occasions between October 2008 and August 2009.

The matter was adjourned for three weeks so Flynn can go through the allegations with his new legal team.

A judge said Flynn must enter a plea to the charges on the next date.

Flynn, who is originally from Portlaoise, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with four counts of theft.

He is living in Dublin and based at Dundrum Garda Station and is accused of stealing €400 at Wheatfield estate, Boghall Road, Bray, on October 17, 2008.

He is also facing a three further charges of stealing a total of €140 at Carysfort Grove, Blackrock, between July 6 and August 24, 2009. The alleged victims are all serving members of An Garda Siochana.


The court the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court.

Outlining the allegations for jurisdiction purposes, Det Insp Eamon O'Reilly said Flynn took €400 cash from a garda colleague on October 17, 2009.

When confronted, Insp O'Reilly alleged Flynn repaid the man €500. The inspector also alleged Flynn, on three occasions in 2009, took small amounts of €40 and two €50 notes, from two colleagues. At they time the victims were sharing a house with Flynn.

Again, Insp O'Reilly claimed Flynn repaid the money after he was confronted. Judge Clare Leonard said she would accept jurisdiction of the case.

Donough Molloy, defending, asked for the handwritten statements of the witnesses in the case, as well as any notebook entries by gardai.

Insp O'Reilly said notebook entries were not made by gardai, and all statements were typed and signed, not handwritten. Judge Leonard remanded the defendant on continuing bail to appear in December.