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Jail sentence for ‘serious heroin addict’

A KILRUSH mother-of-two, a “serious heroin addict”, was sentenced to three months in prison after she pleaded to a number of crimes described by her solicitor as “petty thefts”. The sentence was imposed on Sharna Dullaghan, of 13A Willow Green, Kilrush, when she appeared before Judge Gráinne O’Neill at this week’s sitting of Ennis District Court. Ms Dullaghan, who turns 28 on Saturday, has two children, both of whom live with her mother. She acknowledged that on August 22 last, she took €38 from a house at Clonroad Beg in Ennis and cash and cigarettes from a building at Crawford Street in Kilrush on September 4. She also admitted that on November 5 she took DVDs valued at €16 from Queally’s SuperValu in Kilrush, while on February 18 last she took an electric blanket from Dunnes Stores in Ennis, valued at €29.99. On March 25 she admitted stealing a wallet from a car at Frances Street, Kilrush, which contained €30 …

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Heroin addict robbed shop at knifepoint

ENNIS Circuit Criminal Court has heard how a heroin addict robbed an Ennis shop at knifepoint and how a local man then made heroic efforts to apprehend the criminal. Michael Gammell, 29, formerly with an address at Ivy House, Barrack Street in Ennis, received a three-year jail term, with one year suspended, at a sitting of the court in the past week. Sergeant Mark Murphy explained that on May 23 last at approximately 9.25am, the accused entered O’Connor’s Shop in the Market in Ennis, with a hooded jacket over his head. A female shop assistant was serving customers there and he demanded that the €50 notes be given to him. “He had a scarf covering his face and a hood and a small, sharp kitchen knife, not a bread knife. She opened the till for the lotto machine and there was €80 or €90 in it and as she did that, he told her and another customer not to ring the …

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