Men charged with theft from church in Port

Two Portarlington men have been charged with burglary at the local Catholic church on the town’s Patrick Street.

Before last week’s sitting of Portlaoise District Court were Michael Buckingham, with an address listed at Gracefield, Portarlington, and Eoin Foster, with an address at 8 Kilmalogue Downs, Portarlington.

Both were charged with burglary at St Michael’s Church, Patrick Street, Portarlington, on July 23 last year.

Defence for both men was Mr Philip Meagher, who was granted legal aid.

Mr Meagher requested statements orders on his clients, as well as any CCTV footage in the case.

He said that in relation to Buckingham there was “a query” over the interview he had given to the gardaí.

The case was adjourned to March 6.


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