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Monday 26 August 2019

Young mother on nine spray paint damage charges

A SIX-MONTH suspended sentence has been imposed on a young Taghmon mother, who was before Wexford District Court last Tuesday charged with nine spray painting criminal damage incidents.

Ciara Furlong, whose address was listed on court documents as 6 Joseph's Street and 49 Monastery Avenue, Taghmon, was charged with criminal damage on September 10, 2009, at Mayglass Cemetery; Rose Cottage, Hodges Hill, Piercestown; at Mayglass National School; Denistown, Murrintown; Aughesson, Ballymitty; Hodgesmill, Piercestown; Ballylivernagh, Bridgetown; Loughgannon, Killinick, Wexford, and Tullabards, Bridgetown.

Defence solicitor Ed King said his client is not in a position to make recompense and set out that she relies on social welfare. He explained that she has a son who is ill and handed in a report to court setting out the 'very grave' circumstances of her day to day means. Having read the report in relation to the defendant's son Judge Haughton said the situation is probably as bad as he has ever seen in his 20 years on the bench. On one of the criminal damage charges he imposed a sixmonth sentence suspended for 12 months and took all other charges into consideration.

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