Claims State owes him money and car

A Mountrath man making an application under the Police Property Act was informed by gardaí at last week’s district court in Portlaoise that all property he was seeking to recover had already been returned to him.

A Mountrath man making an application under the Police Property Act was informed by gardaí at last week’s district court in Portlaoise that all property he was seeking to recover had already been returned to him.

Paul Tynan, with addresses listed at 38 Ard Erin, and 3 Patrick St, Mountrath, made an application for property to be returned to him that had been seized by the gardaí.

Inspector Aidan Farrelly told the court that all property due to Tynan had already been returned. The inspector said that Tynan was seeking a car which had been seized under the Road Traffic Act. There was also an allegation that money had been taken.

Judge Catherine Staines informed Tynan that the car could not be the subject of an application under the Police Property Act.

Judge Staines said that a whole afternoon of the court’s time would be needed to deal with this and the matter was adjourned to January 23 next year for a hearing date.

She told Tynan to outline exactly what he claimed was due to him.

Tynan also appeared on the district court criminal list, charged with criminal damage and assault, at 4 Old Forge Crescent, Mountrath, on September 16 last year.

The matter has gone forward to February 27 next year for hearing.