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Two year prison sentence for attack on woman

An Ennis man, who carried out unprovoked attack on a woman in her home, has been sentenced to two years in in prison following a finding by the Court of Appeal that his wholly suspended three year sentence was“unduly lenient”. Alan Kilmartin (35), of Davitt Terrace, Cloughleigh, pleaded guilty at Ennis Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm to a woman at an estate on the Lahinch Road, Ennis on March 2 2012. He was given a wholly suspended three year prison sentence, suspended for five years on conditions, by Judge Carroll Moran on November 25 2013. The Director of Public Prosecutions successfully argued in the Court of Appeal last month that Kilmartin’s sentence was unduly lenient. President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice Seán Ryan said on Monday that there were undoubtedly mitigating features in favour of Kilmartin but they did not “obliterate the seriousness of the crimes”, their severity and their impact on the vicitm. Mr Justice Ryan …

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