A woman accused of breaching a barring order was remanded on continuing bail at Dundalk district court last week, after Judge William Hamill approved an independent surety.
Linda Gernon (45) whose address was given as Drumbilla, Kilcurry, is charged with committing the alleged offences at Glenwood, Dundalk on July 18th and at Drumbilla on July 21st. The week before last, the Defence solicitor told the court that his client wanted to enter guilty pleas and explained that two similar cases were previously dealt with by way of suspended sentences and two had been the subject of probation reports. The solicitor said that the defendant has been in custody since the most recent offence and is ‘in very good order as she had no access to alcohol’.
He urged Judge William Hamill to adjourn the case so that Judge Flann Brennan who imposed the suspended sentences could finalise the matter and he asked the court to give the accused “a final opportunity’. Judge Hamill remanded the defendant in custody with consent to bail in her own bond of €200 with an independent surety of €300 on condition she reside at an address at Seafield Lawns, remain sober and not enter the Drumbilla area. Last Thursday the court heard the defendant’s partner was in court with €300 cash and there had been an issue with the address that was originally given to the court and the solicitor asked that the residency condition of the bail be changed to an address in Ravensdale.