Limerick man had nine warrants issued for his arrest

Kilmallock District Court

A JUDGE heard that a man who had attracted nine warrants for his arrest for not turning up in court was too sick to attend.

Kilmallock District Court was told that Joseph Power, of Cree, Athlacca, County Limerick, had accumulated eight of those arrest warrants since last September, while the other dated back to 2018.

Mr Power’s legal representative produced a letter from his doctor outlining his health difficulties.

“He has had health difficulties and the letter from his GP states that,” his solicitor told the Judge.

“He has instructed me to say that he apologises. He is currently looking after another her person who is very unwell but he is doing his best”.

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Judge Patricia Harney said she is “very concerned” about the alleged offences and Mr Power’s failure to turn up to answer charges on so many occasions.

She adjourned the case until April 18, on condition Mr Power enter into a bail bond of €100, sign on at Bruff Garda Station three times a week, and be available at his address if Gardaí call, as well as obeying a curfew between 11pm and 8am.

“And you warn your client that if he does not stick to those conditions, there may be trouble achieving bail next time,” she said.