Ireland Homeless man who smashed 12 TV screens in bookmakers jailed for two years

17:30  12 february  2020
17:30  12 february  2020 Source:   independent.ie

Unhappy customer who smashed 28 TVs in bookmakers avoids jail

  Unhappy customer who smashed 28 TVs in bookmakers avoids jail Unhappy customer who smashed 28 TVs in bookmakers avoids jailA court heard that John Farrell (47) was "raging" about not getting the money he believed he was owed.

A MAN WHO held Paddy Power bookmakers responsible for ruining his life stormed into one of their shops in Cork city and destroyed twelve 55-inch TV ’s causing over Cork Circuit Criminal Court heard that the 32- year -old picked up a stool and smashed the TV screens in the shop in to smithereens.

Two men have been jailed for the murder of a 23- year -old homeless man in Greater Manchester who was attacked and then set on fire in a tent. In retaliation, Benson, who had been drinking, punched Smith in the head before throwing a bottle at the victim, which smashed inches from his head.

Courtroom stock photo © Independent.ie Courtroom stock photo A HOMELESS man was jailed for two years after he caused €15,000 worth of damage to multiple TV screens in a bookmakers outlet after claiming he "blamed Paddy Power for ruining his life."

Philip Barry (32) later said he had smashed the twelve TV screens in the Cork city bookmakers outlet just so he could be sent to prison and would have a warm bed for the night rather than being left homeless on the street.

However, a Cork Circuit Criminal Court judge warned that Irish prisons are not there to cater for the homeless. Barry, who is originally from Ballincollig, Co Cork, had used a heavy stool to smash twelve 55 inch TV screens in the Paddy Power outlet on Cornmarket Street in Cork on June 4 2019.

Quinn family ‘lives in hope’ of seeing murderers jailed

  Quinn family ‘lives in hope’ of seeing murderers jailed Paul Quinn’s mother Breege said she had been fighting for justice for her son since he was killed 13 years ago.No-one has ever been charged with Paul’s murder despite an ongoing cross-border police operation. The Quinn family blame members of the IRA, but Sinn Fein has long denied republican involvement and called for anyone with information to go to police. Paul’s mother Breege Quinn told the PA news agency that she believed most people in Sinn Fein knew who was responsible, adding that she had strong suspicions she knew too.

Homeless man who had been cleared of murdering a policeman under a joint enterprise ruling is jailed for 12 years after being convicted of manslaughter at a A killer who was controversially awarded a retrial in a landmark British case has been jailed for the manslaughter of a former policeman he was

Robbie Hance - X Factor UK Audition Don't forget to subscribe to eMusic Talent for more videos!

Terrified customers fled the bookies during the incident. He was jailed for three years, with the final 12 months suspended, after he pleaded guilty to criminal damage before Judge Brian O'Callaghan at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

Garda Aidan Noonan previously explained that the background to the incident was that Barry had “blamed Paddy Power for ruining his life.”

Defence counsel, Alison McCarthy BL, said the major factor in the incident was that her client was very distressed and emotional at being homeless.

She told the court that the damage was caused by her client in a desperate attempt to be sent to prison so that he would have safe accommodation for the evening. Ms McCarthy pointed out that her client had later voluntarily gone to the Bridewell Garda Station in Cork and made full admissions about the incident involved.

Gardai tracking down people who were near Dublin canal when homeless man was crushed by council machinery

  Gardai tracking down people who were near Dublin canal when homeless man was crushed by council machinery He is still being treated in St Vincent’s Hospital, where he is expected to remain for many months and there are significant fears he will never walk again .Natasha Morgan, the co-founder of the Feed Our Homeless charity, who saw the stricken man minutes after the incident, said: “I saw them [paramedics] put him on a stretcher and put him into an ambulance. “I didn’t recognise him, but I just saw his face was all blue so I knew he was at the very least seriously injured and that it was bad.” The alarm was raised by city council staff who alerted Gardaí in Pearse Street. © Mark Stedman/RollingNews.

'Sadistic' decorator, 33, who battered a helpless one-legged homeless man with a ROLLING PIN while he slept rough is jailed for two years . Mr White and two other men were subjected to 'sustained' abuse as they tried to sleep in the city's Eastgate Street Car Park in the early hours of March 25.

This young man described having his cell phone smashed and his ankle injured after being arrested in downtown Portland Oregon. He states that other inmates

Judge O'Callaghan heard Barry had a total of 103 previous convictions. These included convictions for criminal damage as well as public order and minor assault.

However, the court was told that Barry was entirely conviction-free for nine years to 2018 during a period in which he was living in his family's home.

An alcohol-problem resulted in him being asked to leave. Ms McCarthy said that the lack of a permanent home and instability in his life were the background to all his problems.

She said he is deeply remorseful over the criminal damage incident. Judge O'Callaghan was told that Barry has been in custody since June 5 last after he was unable to raise the €100 in his own bond required to avail of High Court bail.

On a previous occasion, Barry told the court that he had absolutely nothing to live for at the time of the malicious damage incident. "I just lost it. I had no family, no friends. I did it to try and get some help. I didn’t want to be on the streets,” he explained.

Woman arrested as part of investigation into murder of homeless man in Cork

  Woman arrested as part of investigation into murder of homeless man in Cork Timmy Hourihane, who was aged in his 50s, died after being assaulted last October.The woman, aged in her 30s, was arrested by gardaí in Cork this morning. She is currently being detained under section four of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at the Bridewell Garda Station and can be held for up to 24 hours.

The Man Who Cheated Vegas Casinos For Years And Stole Millions | Cheating Vegas S1 EP 2 What if the homeless gave you money? - Продолжительность: 5:19 fouseyTUBE 42 366 15 Year Old Boy Catfishes 25 Year Old Woman - Продолжительность: 12 :45 LuxuryPranks 679 087

Jailed for Being Homeless . by Stacey McKenna | Photos by Benjamin Rasmussen. Recent years have seen a surge of policing efforts throughout Colorado targeting those without shelter. Wes Hammond, a middle-aged man who has been listening quietly, suddenly plunges into the exchange.

"I gambled - they destroyed most of my life."

The judge was told that a relative was now offering to provide secure shelter for him. However, Judge O'Callaghan noted that it was a serious incident and that there was a risk posed to both staff and customers in the bookmakers shop which the court had to take into consideration.

The judge stressed that businesses in Irish cities and towns were entitled to run their operations in a peaceful manner and without risk of attack.

He noted Barry's plea, his co-operation with the gardaí and the fact he had been conviction-free for almost a decade until 2018.

Judge O'Callaghan acknowledged the background to the incident but warned the behaviour of the defendant cannot be condoned.

"The Prison Service does not exist to look after homeless people. They (jails) are not there to provide social support services," he said.

He imposed a two year sentence and directed that Barry stay away from both alcohol and drugs on his release from custody.

He was also warned not to enter any bookmakers premises in Ireland after he completes his sentence.


Snow-ice warning issued for 11 counties (The Journal)

Kate Middleton makes surprise visit to Belfast farm (Press Association)

Man charged with holding woman 'as slave for 31 years' (Sky News)

Author 'kicked and punched in the face' in homophobic attack (The Journal)

Gardai arrest woman as part of five month probe into death of homeless chef Timmy Hourihane .
Gardai arrest woman as part of five month probe into death of homeless chef Timmy HourihaneA woman in her 30s was arrested in Cork on Wednesday morning by Gardaí for questioning about the death of Mr Hourhane on October 13 last.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!