Judge ‘had no choice but to deal harshly with man’

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JUDGE Kevin Kilrane said he had no choice but to deal harshly with a man who he sent to prison for 18 months. He handed down the sen­tence to Oisín Gethins (26) of Gar­avogue Vil­las who was on a mis­sion of self-de­struc­tion, judge Kevin Kilrane said. The de­fen­dant had €2,000 com­pen­sa­tion in court but the judge re­fused to hand out the money to the in­jured par­ties as it was too dif­fi­cult to di­vide it up be­tween them.

Gethins was sen­tenced to 3 months in prison for crim­i­nal dam­age on Fe­bru­ary 24 th 2018, a fur­ther 3 months for break­ing into the Gala Store, Main St, Drom­a­hair on the same date. He was was given an­other 3 months in prison for crim­i­nal dam­age on Jan­uary 10 th 2018 and a fur­ther 3 months for theft from Mr Price, Clever­agh Re­tail Part on Oc­to­ber 9 th 2018. Judge Kilrane im­posed a 3 month sen­tence to run con­sec­u­tively for crim­i­nal dam­age at TK Maxx on June 7 th 2018 and on the charge of pos­ses­sion of gloves, hatchet and pli­ers with the in­ten­tion of us­ing them in the course of a theft or bur­glary at Clever­agh In­dus­trial Es­tate on Novem­ber 29 th 2017 he was given a 3 month prison sen­tence.

An­other 3 month sen­tence to run con­cur­rently was handed down for bur­glary from Fow­ley’s Garage, Drom­a­hair on Novem­ber 29 th 2017.

A 3 month sen­tence to run con­cur­rently was also im­posed on Gethins for the theft of a chain­saw on April 5 th 2018. He was also con­victed for pub­lic or­der with sen­tenc­ing to­tally 18 months in prison. Ms Spell­man asked Judge Kilrane if he could sus­pend some of the length but he said he couldn’t, adding that her client’s case was one of self-de­struc­tion and re­of­fend­ing.

Ivan Gethins (27) of Gar­avogue Vil­las was also due to be sen­tenced on Thurs­day but Judge Kevin Kilrane said he needed time to read through a com­pre­hen­sive psy­chi­atric re­port on the de­fen­dant and re­manded him to the next sit­ting of Sligo District Court on Thurs­day. Mr Mark Mul­laney so­lic­i­tor rep­re­sented him.

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