Search

29 Jun 2022

Naas man jailed for offence linked to family feud

From the courts

Naas man jailed for offence linked to family feud

Naas courthouse

A Naas man appeared at the local district court last weekcharged with a public order offence that occurred only a few feet away, in the courthouse itself.

James Lynch, 33, with an address listed as 1 Our Lady’s Place, Naas, was involved in an incident at the courthouse on October 7, 2015 that was part of a family feud and which has resulted in the past in a number of court appearances involving members of Mr Lynch’s family. The court heard Mr Lynch has 61 previous convictions for theft, road traffic, criminial damage, firearms and public order matters.

Representing him, Barry Powderly explained the matter had arisen as part of an ongoing feud that had resulted in his client and other members of his family being present in the Circuit Court on the day in question.

However, Mr Powderly told Judge Zaidan there had been no further issues between the parties since then.

“Things seemed to have calmed down somewhat,” he said.

The defendant is in custody, serving a sentence and doesn’t intend, Mr Powderly explained, “to continue with this feud when he gets out”.

Inspector Patsy Glennon asked Judge Zaidan to bind all members of the family to the peace, but the judge was no fan of this course of action.

“Why?” Judge Zaidan asked.

“If they like feuding, they can feud away. It keeps you in a job,” he told the Inspector.

“I’m not going to mollycoddle them,” he added, before sentencing Mr Lynch to three months in prison.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.