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Man jailed for 20-years for violent burglary to appeal severity of sentence

Man jailed for 20-years for violent burglary to appeal severity of sentence

A Dublin man sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for an aggravated burglary in Tipperary almost two-and-half years ago is due to appeal against the severity of his sentence.

Patrick Gately (28), with an address in Darndale, Dublin 17, was one of seven men who pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary at the home of the Corcoran family in south Tipperary on November 21, 2013.

He was sentenced at Clonmel Circuit Criminal Court to 20 years imprisonment with the final four suspended by Judge Thomas Teehan on October 1, 2015.

Gately has lodged an appeal against sentence and during procedural matters in the Court of Appeal today a legal aid certificate was transferred from one firm of solicitors to another firm which has come on record.

Mr Justice George Birmingham, who alone oversees the procedural management of cases in the Court of Appeal, granted legal aid on the same terms as in the Circuit Court as is routine.

Gately was not in court for the procedural matter. Submissions in respect of the appeal are not yet filed.

Court of Appeal records show his appeal is linked with appeals lodged in the names of four other individuals.