Volume of DPP files is delaying cases

The large amount of files being dealt with by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is causing a delay in cases being heard before the local court.

The large amount of files being dealt with by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is causing a delay in cases being heard before the local court.

That was revealed by Inspector Aidan Farrelly at last week’s sitting of Portlaoise District Court, during the case of a Portlaoise man charged with robbery.

Michael O’Shea, with an address at 207 St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, was charged with the robbery at Flanagan’s Food Stores, Knockmay, Portlaoise, on May 10 this year.

Insp Farrelly said there were no DPP directions yet and requested a four week adjournment. The inspector said the delay was caused by the volume of files the DPP has.

The matter has gone back to October 9.