Man to stand trial on 80 theft and fraud charges

A LETTERKENNY resident is to stand trial charged with 80 theft and fraud offences. Ali Tariq (41), Apartment 1B, Oliver Plunkett Road, was served the Book of Evidence at Letterkenny District Court on Monday. All the charges relate to deception of money at the Department of Social Protection. Advertisement Tariq has been sent forward for trial […]

Bunbeg man charged with the murder of grandfather

A BUNBEG man has been charged with the murder of his grandfather just days before Christmas. Derek Mulligan (36), of Magheraclogher, Bunbeg, was brought before Letterkenny District Court on Thursday charged with the murder of Derek Burns on December 19, 2023, at Carrickaboyle, Derrybeg. Detective Garda Paul Dolan told the court he arrested Mulligan, and when […]

Cost of living crisis forces a mother to steal groceries three times

A MOTHER of two young children experiencing financial difficulties because of the cost of living crisis was detected stealing groceries three times. The woman, aged in her 40s who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to three separate charges of theft at Letterkenny District Court on Monday. She is charged with stealing groceries from Aldi, Gortlee, on […]

Judge warns money muling will bring a conviction

A JUDGE has issued a warning that anyone who comes before him on a charge of money muling will be handed down a conviction. Judge Alan Mitchell made his comments at Monday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court during a brief mention of a case which he adjourned for three months. A money mule is a person who […]

Solicitor calls for juvenile cases to be dealt with quicker

A DONEGAL solicitor has called for cases involving juvenile defendants to be dealt with in a quicker manner. Rory O’Brien was making his comments at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court on Thursday in relation to a young person he is representing. In Ireland, once a young person turns 18 years, he or she loses […]

Court service on standby ahead of Donegal rally

COURTS in Donegal have been put on standby for special sittings for people breaking traffic laws during this weekend’s Donegal International Rally. Thousands of people are expected to descend on the county in the coming days for the popular annual event. The three-day event officially gets underway tomorrow and thousands of motor sport enthusiasts are expected to […]

Donegal defendants facing year-long wait to have cases heard

A new report being compiled by the Department of Justice could hold the key to sorting out Donegal’s lengthening court lists. During a recent sitting of Letterkenny District Court four contested matters had to be scheduled for December 2023 because no earlier hearing dates were available. Reasons cited for the mounting paperwork were the pandemic and the […]