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no bail Teen boy accused of causing €15,000 of damage to Dublin hotel remanded

The boy is also accused of damaging windows, a fridge and oven in a Dublin care home

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Dublin Children's Court

Dublin Children's Court

Dublin Children's Court

A TEENAGE boy accused of wrecking a children’s care home and causing €15,000 worth of damages in a Dublin hotel has been remanded in custody.

The boy, 16, appeared at the Dublin Children's Court today, charged with two counts of criminal damage.

His parents, solicitor, and a Tusla staff member accompanied him to court.

The incidents allegedly happened on Saturday. He allegedly damaged a fridge, oven, windows, floor tiles and a glass door at a care home in Dublin.

The second incident is said to have happened at a north Dublin hotel, where €15,000 worth of damage was caused to fixtures and fittings.

Defence solicitor Eoghan O’Sullivan said a bail application was not being made at this stage.

Judge Paul Kelly remanded the boy in custody to appear again next week and asked for Tusla to be represented at the next hearing.

The boy cannot be identified because he is a minor and has no other charges before the court.

He has not yet indicated how he will plead.

There has yet to be a decision on whether his case will remain in the Children's Court or go forward to the Circuit Court, which has tougher sentencing powers.

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