Given hours to leave the county

Donegal Town Courthouse

Donegal Town Courthouse

A man has been given just hours to get out of County Donegal by a judge.

Judge Kevin Kilrane had previously ordered Jason McDonagh, 23, a number of times to stay out of Donegal and Sligo, except when he was

expected to attend court hearings,.

McDonagh, of no fixed address, appeared in custody again before Donegal District Court on Monday. He was charged with being drunk at Main Street, Bundoran, last Saturday at 2.30 a.m.

That was after he told the judge at Ballyshannon District Court on Friday that he was going to live with relatives in Navan, Co. Meath.

Judge Kilrane said he had been dealing with McDonagh for the past six years and he could not accept as the truth anything he said.

He adjourned the case for a short period to see whether McDonagh could raise money to get out of Donegal and back to Navan.

When the hearing resumed, gardaí said they had spoken to an uncle in Ballyshannon who said he would give McDonagh €100 to get him on his way.

When gardai told the judge that they would take McDonagh to Ballyshannon to collect the money Judge Kilrane told him: “I want you

out before tea-time.”

He adjourned the case until April 4 at Ballyshannon.




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