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21-year-old given community service in lieu of jail sentence for offences in Bundoran, Kinlough, Ballyshannon and Garrison

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21-year-old given community service in lieu of  jail sentence for offences in Bundoran, Kinlough, Ballyshannon and Garrison

A 21-year-old has been given 240 hours community service in lieu of eight months in prison after he had pleaded guilty to a variety of charges at Ballyshannon District Court.

Defence solicitor Gerry McGovern said the case had been put back for a Probation Report that was before the court on 21-year-old John Ward, Oak Grove, Kinlough.

Judge Kevin Kilrane took into account a charge of driving with no licence on December 7, 2016 at Main Street, Bundoran and he imposed a sentence of 240 hours community service in lieu of five months in prison on a charge of having no insurance.

The judge imposed identical penalties for similar offences at Portnason on the same date.

The defendant was banned from driving for two years.

Judge Kilrane gave the defendant a 240 hours community service order in lieu of eight months in jail for handling stolen property, a generator valued at €1,070 at Oak Grove, Kinlough on January 1 last year.

The defendant was given a 240 hours community service order in lieu of five months in jail for dangerous driving at Drumacrin, Bundoran and banned from driving on the same date .

He was given an identical community service order for handling stolen property, four kegs of alcohol belonging to Killian Gilroy, Melvin Bar Garrison on July 25 at Kinlough Pier.

The defendant was given an identical community service order for handling stolen property, a Bank Giro credit card belonging to Zoey McIntyre on the same date and at the same location.

A charge of handling stolen property, a jacket, at the same date and location was taken into consideration.

A charge of failing to turn up in court on a specified date was also taken into consideration.

All of the penalties were concurrent.