A man claimed he called to Lifford Garda station on TWELVE occasions but there were no Gardai present.

Letterkenny court.

Letterkenny court.

Thomas Cauldwell, from Castlefin, was told to sign on at the Garda station as part of his bail conditions.

Gardai objected to his bail continuing yesterday at Letterkenny District Court claiming he never signed on.

However Cauldwell said any time he called to the station it was closed.

Garda Inspector David Kelly said there was a system in place that a Garda member could be back at the station within minutes.

“People can also leave a note. If the station is closed people can contact Gardai who may be out on a call and they will be back as soon as possible,” said Inspector Kelly.

Judge Paul Kelly asked how far Cauldwell lived from Letterkenny station and he was told about 25 kms.

Solicitor for Cauldwell, Ms Donna Ponsonby, said her client was prepared to get a lift and sign on at Letterkenny station.

Judge Kelly adjourned the case until September and ordered Cauldwell to sign on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am and 9pm.






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