Curfew and booze ban

A Portlaoise man charged with burglary who was last week arrested on foot of a bench warrant was granted bail on condition he abstain from alcohol and observe a curfew.

A Portlaoise man charged with burglary who was last week arrested on foot of a bench warrant was granted bail on condition he abstain from alcohol and observe a curfew.

Darren Coss, 42 Bianconi Way, Portlaoise, is charged with burglary at Treo Nua, Knockmay, on December 29 last year.

He failed to appear in court to meet the charge previously and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Solicitor, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick told last week’s district court that Coss had a lift organised on the day, but the vehicle was involved in an accident the night before.

The matter was adjourned to April 16. Coss was granted bail, on condition he reside at Bianconi Way, he observe a curfew of 10pm to 7am, he stay away from Treo Nua and all persons therein, he abstain from alcohol, come to no adverse garda attention, and sign on daily at the garda station.