TWO men who went on a burglary spree in a west Dublin estate were arrested in a stolen motor car which was taken during one of the burglaries, a court heard.
David Paget (30) and Martin Long (29) have been ordered to stay out of the Castlecurragh area after they allegedly committed a spate of burglaries on Monday night.
Paget, of Dromheath Grove in Mulhuddart, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with five counts of burglary in the Castlecurragh and Curragh Hall estates on November 29.
He is also accused of damaging a bedroom window at a house at Castlecurragh Heath, to stealing a wheel and tyre and to damaging two car windows.
Paget is facing a further charge of unauthorised carriage in a vehicle, again at Castlecurragh Heath.
His co-accused, Long, of Whitestown Green in Blanchardstown, faces three counts of burglary at Curragh Hall Heath and Curragh Hall Crescent, as well as unauthorised possession of a car.
Judge Brian Sheridan remanded Long on bail in his own bond of €500 with a lodgement of €200 cash. He must sign on three times a week, obey a curfew, stay out of Castlecurragh and away from the victims.
Long's matter was adjourned to a date in February for DPP directions on the charges.
Garda David Shorthouse objected to bail in Paget's case, citing the seriousness of the charges and the strength of the evidence.
Defence solicitor said Paget, a volunteer with a community drugs group, was willing to abide by any bail conditions. He said the defendant is a father to three girls, and his partner is pregnant with their fourth child.
Judge Sheridan remanded Paget in custody with consent to bail in his own bond of €1,000 with a lodgement of €250, and an independent surety of €1,000, or cash in lieu of surety.
He must sign on twice daily, obey a curfew and stay away from the Castlecurragh estate.
Judge Sheridan remanded Paget in custody with consent to bail to appear before Blanchardstown court in a week's time.