May 19, 2024

A person has appeared in courtroom after being charged with stealing nearly €2,000 from a church in Co Donegal whereas a funeral was happening.

Ireneusz Matras appeared at Letterkenny District Court docket.

He’s charged that on April 14th, 2024 at St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, he did steal property to wit €1,754.55 and £6.13 stg, the property of parish priest, Monsignor Kevin Gillespie.

The cost is opposite to Part 4 of the Felony Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.

It follows an incident throughout noon mass on the Cathedral yesterday throughout which a big sum of money was stolen from the vestry of the church.

The theft occurred simply moments after mass whereas a funeral was happening.

The accused, aged 43, of Fortwell, Letterkenny, was arrested a short while later and brought to Letterkenny Garda Station for questioning.

He appeared earlier than Decide Eiteain Cunningham this morning.

Garda Sergeant Maurice Doyle mentioned proof of arrest, cost and warning of the accused had been given by the use of schedule.

The courtroom was advised that instructions within the case had been forwarded from the Director of Public Prosecutions who has determined to cope with the case by the use of abstract disposal within the district courtroom.

The person was represented in courtroom by solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher.

Mr Gallagher mentioned the accused is a international nationwide from Poland and that there will likely be a plea within the case.

Nonetheless, whereas he mentioned he had directions he added he would really like an interpreter within the case and was requesting an adjournment.

He additionally mentioned that he was searching for a probation report within the case saying his shopper has no earlier convictions.

Sergeant Doyle mentioned there was no objection to bail however requested for quite a few circumstances.

They embrace that the accused present and tackle and likewise indicators on as soon as every week at Letterkenny Garda Station.

Decide Cunningham agreed and adjourned the case till July eighth subsequent.

Man stole nearly €2,000 from St Eunan’s Cathedral throughout funeral mass was final modified: April fifteenth, 2024 by Workers Author