JUDGE HOLDS GOVERNOR OF MOUNTJOY PRISON IN CONTEMPT OF COURT

5 April 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Governor of Mountjoy Prison has been held in contempt of court by a District Court judge for failing to produce a prisoner in the court on foot of a body warrant that had been issued for this purpose.
At Monday’s sitting of Monaghan District Court, Judge Sean MacBride was told that a 26-year-old man from Lusk, Co Dublin was not in court to answer charges including the alleged theft of fuel from a filling station in Monaghan town last October.
At last week’s hearing, on Monday 26th March, Judge MacBride had issued a body warrant to Mountjoy Prison for the appearance of Christopher O’Reilly, of 2 Dun Emer Gardens, Lusk, after he was told the defendant had recently commenced a sentence at the prison in respect of a separate offence.
O’Reilly was charged with stealing motor fuel worth €24.71 from Connolly’s Texaco filling station, Mall Road, Monaghan, on 20th November 2011. He was also charged with being drunk and with refusing to give his name and address at Largy, Clones, on the same date.
At last week’s court, …

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