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Donegal solicitor manufacturers DPP delays as “thundering shame”

A solicitor in Donegal has branded delays from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) as a ‘thundering shame’.

Mr Patsy Gallagher was talking whereas addressing Letterkenny District Courtroom on Thursday throughout a case involving Matthew Lafferty, who he represents.

Lafferty, a 35-year-old with an handle at Calhame, Letterkenny, is charged with assault inflicting hurt to Michael Mawhinney at Tesco automotive park in Letterkenny on July 12 final.

The accused has been remanded in custody since he first appeared in courtroom on July 13.

When the case was beforehand heard, Mr Gallagher had mentioned on the delays: “You might draw a line from Dublin to Galway and overlook about above it. That’s the fact.”

On Thursday, Garda Sergeant Gerard Dalton knowledgeable the courtroom that instructions weren’t but out there.

“The investigation file is accomplished and it’s with a directing officer,” Sergeant Dalton mentioned. “It was marked pressing and it was moved on. I do consider that we are going to have instructions subsequent week.”

Mr Gallagher requested that the case be marked peremptory in opposition to the State.

“Whereas we will’t predetermine the DPP’s view on it, it’s a thundering shame that we don’t have instructions,” Mr Gallagher mentioned. “It has been indicated all alongside what manner that is going and there’s no rhyme nor cause why we don’t have instructions. The fault lies in Dublin, not with the sergeant or the native gardai and my shopper has been in custody for six weeks.

Decide Ciaran Liddy adjourned the matter till this Thursday, August 31, and remanded Lafferty in custody. Decide Liddy didn’t mark the case peremptory in opposition to the State, however famous that an software was made.

A earlier courtroom sitting heard that Lafferty has 14 earlier convictions and there had been 15 bench warrants for him since 2007.

On that event, Decide Éiteáin Cunningham refused bail, saying that the prosecution had established a case relating to the chance of Lafferty reoffending and the attainable interference with witnesses.

Donegal solicitor manufacturers DPP delays as “thundering shame” was final modified: August twenty eighth, 2023 by Workers Author