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Letterkenny fire special court sitting – man charged

Garda’ forensics investigate the fire in a car-park on Rosemount Lane. Photo: Donna El Asssaad

Garda’ forensics investigate the fire in a car-park on Rosemount Lane. Photo: Donna El Asssaad

 
A GORTAHORK man has been remanded in custody in connection with a fire at an apartment and retail complex at Upper Main Street, Letterkenny on Thursday.
 
Paul McGinley (30) from Glen Hola, appeared before a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court this morning (Friday) having been arrested in relation to the incident on Thursday evening.
 
Nine cars were destroyed in the incident as well as a bakery and clothing store.
 
Judge Paul Kelly heard evidence from Garda Emmett Brady who charged McGinley on ten different charges including nine of burglary and one of criminal damage.
 
Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court she was objecting to bail because of the seriousness of the charges and said more serious charges were to follow.
 
Another man arrested in connection with the incident is in Letterkenny University Hospital.
 
McGinley was remanded in custody and will appear before Monday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court.
 
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