08 Aug 2022

Dundalk court: Judge frustrated by further adjournment of alleged deception case

Dundalk court: Judge frustrated by further adjournment of alleged deception case

Judge Eirinn McKiernan expressed her frustration when a further adjournment was sought at Dundalk District Court last week.

The adjournment was sought to prepare a book of evidence in the case of a 60 year old man who is accused of 21 counts of alleged deception, including charges relating to people who said they believed he would secure a mortgage for them.

The barrister representing Jimmy Cumiskey of Sliabh Na Glough, Jenkinstown also told the court that proposals had been made to the State Solicitor for County Louth, which might see the matter being dealt with by way of a signed plea.

The Defence barrister asked last Wednesday for a two week adjournment for disclosure to be made, as he explained there were a number of complainants and they were coming in 'in a piecemeal fashion'.
Judge McKiernan said it was absolutely ridiculous that four months after the DPP directions were received for trial on indictment, the book of evidence was not yet ready. 

The case was put back to March 23rd.

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