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Car-theft accused facing trial by jury


Matthew Fahy outside court

Matthew Fahy outside court

Matthew Fahy outside court

THIS is the Dublin man accused of breaking into a house, stealing a set of car keys and then making off in the vehicle.

Matthew Fahy (34) is facing trial by judge and jury in the circuit court on the charges.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for four weeks for the service of the book of evidence.

The accused, who has an address at Prospect Hill Apartments in Finglas but who is now believed to be living in Cobh, Co Cork, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with burglary and stealing a motor car.

The alleged incident took place at Finn Eber Fort in Finglas on August 29, 2011.

It is alleged that Fahy broke into the house and stole the keys to a 2008 Dublin-registered car before making off in the vehicle.

The court heard the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed trial on indictment on the matters in the circuit court, where the penalties are potentially more severe.



A State solicitor said the book of evidence was not yet ready, and requested more time.

Defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe said there was consent to a four-week adjournment.

Mr Hanahoe was previously assigned free legal aid.