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‘Teenage kicks’ cost Castlebar man €300

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A CASTLEBAR teenager kicked and broke the window of a tourism office in Westport less than five months after he received a suspended sentence for violent disorder.
Eamon Maughan (19) of 29 Knockthomas Drive, Castlebar, appeared before Westport District Court where he admitted breaking the window of the Discover Ireland tourism office on Bridge Street in Westport.
Garda John Boyle explained that the incident occurred at 1.32am on July 9, 2017. CCTV showed Mr Maughan kicking and breaking the front window, resulting in €288-worth of damage.
The court was informed that Mr Maughan had been given a two-year suspended prison sentence in February 2017 for violent disorder.
Mr Dermot Morahan, solicitor for Mr Maughan, said there was no good reason for what Mr Maughan had done, adding that he had been drinking and that kicking the window was an act of stupidity. When asked by Judge Mary Devins if he had money for the damage, Mr Morahan said that he didn’t but that he was willing to pay.
Judge Devins said it was a start, and she adjourned sentencing until December 21 to allow him find the time to pay €300 in compensation.

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