A man who pleaded guilty to charges arising from when he interfered with parked cars at the local sorting office, is to appeal against a one-month sentence imposed by the court.
Shaun Mackin, also known as Sean Macken, aged 22, of 8 Patrick Tierney Crescent, Cox’s Demesne, admitted unauthorised taking, causing criminal damage and stealing property at the Post Office, Pearse Park, on 28 July, 2017.
Evidence was given a white Volkswagen Golf was stolen early that morning, while a black Toyota Carolla had been rifled through and a Dundalk FC shirt and €40 cash taken.
CCTV identified the accused who was subsequently arrested.
The stolen car was back with its owner, slightly damaged.
Judge Jones heard Mackin has 33 previous convictions and never received a prison sentence before.
Solicitor Paula Tiernan said her client has a bad record but there has been no trouble for the last 18 months. He has a full-time job and is doing well.
Mackin is now drug-free and trying to turn his life around.
However, the judge remarked he has received plenty of chances and didn’t take them.
A one-month sentence was imposed for the unauthorised taking, the other charges taken into consideration.