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Burglary suspect is banned from hotels

A young man has been accused of breaking into a Dublin hotel room and causing more than €600 worth of damage.

Glen Daly (24) has been ordered to stay out of every hotel in the Dublin 1 area for the duration of the case.

Judge Deirdre Gearty ordered the disclosure of any statements as well as CCTV footage of the alleged incident.

The accused, with an address at Shangan Green in Ballymun, appeared before Dublin District Court charged with burglary.

The crime, contrary to the theft and fraud offences act, allegedly took place at the Best Western Hotel, Academy Plaza, Findlater Place, Dublin 1 on August 5 last.

Mr Daly is also charged with criminal damage to a hotel door in the same incident.

The court heard the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matters in the District Court, where the penalties upon conviction are less severe.

In relation to the allegation, it is claimed that Mr Daly trespassed in private areas of the hotel with the intention of committing a theft.

It is also alleged that he damaged a hotel door, causing some €627 worth of damage.

Judge Gearty said she would accept jurisdiction of the charges, meaning they will remain in the District Court, and adjourned the matter to September.

Mr Daly has not yet indicated how he is pleading to the charges.

Defence solicitor Michael Kelleher was assigned on free legal aid.

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