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Dublin teen charged with crime spree

Luke Foran
Luke Foran

A teenager has appeared in court charged with committing two burglaries, trespassing and stealing a car and a bicycle within a two-hour period in Clontarf.

Baby-faced Luke Foran (19), of West Road, East Wall, appeared before judge Anthony Halpin at Dublin District Court yesterday.

Gda Andrew Fox from Raheny Garda Station gave evidence that Mr Foran was arrested in the East Wall area on Wednesday night and taken to Clontarf Garda Station for questioning.

He was charged with burglary at St Lawrence Road, trespass at St Lawrence Road, burglary at Kincora Drive, the unauthorised taking of a car and the un- authorised taking of a bicycle.

The court heard he made no reply when charged.

One of the houses broken into was that of local independent councillor Nial Ring, whose wife's car was stolen.

Mr Foran, wearing a grey tracksuit top and grey shorts, did not speak during the court sitting but did offer clarification to his legal representative on a number of matters.

His mother sat in the courtroom as the case was heard.

An application was made for bail, which was granted by Judge Halpin on strict conditions. These included a bond of €100 and an independent surety of €100. Mr Foran will also have to sign on daily at Mountjoy Garda Station and reside at home under his mother's supervision with a curfew from 9pm to 9am.

The teenager was told to stay out of the Clontarf area.

He was also told not to come to the adverse attention of gardai, and Judge Halpin gave Gda Fox liberty to re-enter the case if any of the conditions were broken.