Clondalkin man charged with getting money for roof repairs
By Brendan Grehan
A CLONDALKIN man, accused of getting another to pay €3,500 for unnecessary roof repairs, will face trial in the Circuit Court, Blanchardstown Court has heard.
The DPP had directed summary disposal only on a plea of guilty in Arthur McDonagh’s case.
McDonagh, aged 51, with an address at Whitethorn Grove, Palmerstown, had been charged with getting an individual to pay him €3,570 for unnecessary roof repairs at an address at Cappaghmore Estate, Clondalkin, on a date unknown between March 11 and March 18, 2016 contrary to Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001.
This week, McDonagh was charged with three counts of getting a named individual to pay him €570, €1,500 and €1,500 respectively for unnecessary roof repairs at an address at Cappaghmore Estate, Clondalkin, all on a date unknown between March 11 and March 18, 2016.
Garda Marcus Roantree told Judge Grainne O’Neill that the first charge could be struck out.
He said he had charged McDonagh before the court that morning with the above three charges.
Garda Roantree said McDonagh had made no reply to the charges and had refused to take copies of the three charge sheets.
McDonagh’s counsel said his client was pleading not guilty.
The solicitor for the DPP asked for a remand for service of the book of evidence.
Judge O’Neill remanded McDonagh on continuing bail to a date in December for service of his book of evidence.
As part of his bail, McDonagh must stay away from Cappaghmore Estate.