Man appears in court in relation to arson attack in Portarlington

Man appears in court in relation to arson attack in Portarlington
Pat Somers pat@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

An 18-year old man has been remanded on bail after appearing at Portlaoise District Court this afternoon on a number of charges, in relation to an arson attack in Portlarlington on Sunday night.

Jordan Ruth, who lives locally but is not from the area, was charged with one count of burglary, four counts of criminal damage and two of theft.

A file is being sent to the DPP in relation to the arson incident in Portarlington last Sunday night in which a bus, van and a number of cars were set alight at a business premises on the Canal Road.

Mr Ruth was granted bail at Portlaoise District Court, despite Garda objections.

He is due to appear at Porlaoise District Court again on November 10.