Brazil­ian jailed for stay­ing too long

Bray People - - News -

A BRAZIL­IAN MAN who stayed in Ire­land af­ter his visa had ex­pired was given a jail term at Bray District Court this week.

Jose De Silva with an ad­dress at Merry Meet­ing Farm, Rath­new, ap­peared be­fore the court on charges of fail­ing to pro­duce a valid pass­port, fail­ure to reg­is­ter and for re­main­ing in the state af­ter the ex­piry date of per­mis­sion.

Judge Con­nel­lan said the court’s hands were tied as it was ob­vi­ous be­cause De Silva wasn’t work­ing he wouldn’t pay a fine and he had al­ready bro­ken a court or­der by re­main­ing in the coun­try so it would not be suit­able to bind him to the peace.

‘The only op­tion open to the court is a term of im­pris­on­ment,’ said Judge Con­nel­lan.

De Silva was sen­tenced to three months in jail.

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