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Three men sentenced for robbery of pensioner
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Three men sentenced for robbery of pensioner

THREE Clare men have been sentenced for their part in the robbery of a pensioner who left his home by bicycle following the ordeal and continues to live in a nursing home.
Noel Garry, aged 20 of Cooraclare, was sentenced to three years after pleading guilty to his involvement in a second robbery at 68 year old Michael McMahon’s home in West Clare.
Mr Garry was described as the “most culpable of the three” involved in the case before Ennis Circuit Court this week.
The Circuit Court was told that Mr McMahon cycled through the night from his home after it was targetted by around five criminals in two separate robberies on February 21 and 25, 2012 in which a total of between €7,000 and €8,000 was stolen.
21 year old Joseph Lernihan of Finnuremore Park, Mullagh, who admitted involvement in both robberies, was given a three year suspended sentence and ordered to pay the victim compensation of €3,790. 20 year old Shane Donnellan of Clohanbeg, Cree was also given a three year suspended sentence and ordered to pay €1,000 in compensation for his part in the second robbery.

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