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Grease on walls after break-in by pair, court is told

A PAIR of burglars are alleged to have caused over €3,500 worth of damage to an industrial premises.

Patrick Salinger (39) and Clive Sweeney (27) allegedly spread grease all over the walls and carpets of the building.

Judge Bridget Reilly adjourned the matter for four weeks to allow the men speak to their solicitor.


The pair, both of Drumcairn Avenue in Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with burglary.

The alleged incident took place at Potterton Myson Ireland Ltd, Whitestown Industrial Estate in Tallaght around 2am on May 17 last year.

The court heard the DPP had directed disposal of the matter in the District Court. Garda Sergeant Bernard Jones alleged that the pair broke into the premises, causing damage to the roof, a number of windows and also to office equipment.

Sgt Jones claimed that the company had installed a type of grease as a security measure, and this got on the defendants' clothes, and spread onto the walls and the carpets.

The sergeant claimed this was the reason why the damage amounted to €3,500.

Sgt Jones said gardai were called to the scene, and saw the two men peering out at them from a window. He claimed Salinger was later found hiding in a rubbish bin.

Judge Reilly adjourned the matter to a date in May.