The official Cork court report thread.

It is an interesting question as to what the hell you do with a person like that. The current system clearly isn't working. For him or for all of the premises he is stealing from.

Lock him up for the rest of his life? It hardly makes sense when he is not a danger to the public, and the costs of keeping him would be huge?

If addiction is the issue, then maybe make his freedom conditional on clean drug tests on a weekly basis?
Yeah, there's no immediate solution unfortunately. I'd say he is more a nuisance but could be a danger also if he has no fear.

Prison isn't deterring him anyhow and he has been collecting those convictiions for proabably nearly 20 years. Think it's in that family. There seems to be too many people too far gone.
 
Yeah, there's no immediate solution unfortunately. I'd say he is more a nuisance but could be a danger also if he has no fear.

Prison isn't deterring him anyhow and he has been collecting those convictiions for proabably nearly 20 years. Think it's in that family. There seems to be too many people too far gone.
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We gotta kill him!!!!
 
This case isn't in Cork obviously.. but this fella has had a fairly action packed 25 years since birth!

Perfect mitigation in this case should be from societies perspective - sterilisation to cut any chance of replication


The court heard Purdue (25), also of Shancastle Park, Clondalkin, has 107 previous convictions. He is currently in custody.

Jennifer Jackson BL, defending, said Purdue had ADHD and was expelled from school in second year.

She said he suffered two significant head injuries – the first at the age of 17 when he fell out of a moving car, and the second when he got a gunshot wound to the head and was in a coma for five months. He has also lost three fingers when he was the subject of an attack, the court heard.

Judge Nolan said one would need “perfect mitigation” to avoid a custodial sentence, given the fact that a school was involved.
 
The same as with the Revenue Commissioners.
You owe the State? Taxpayer money........we're gonna get it back either all at once or over a period of time.
But at the time of engaging with the service the person doesn't have money, that's why they are in receipt of legal aid. They do not "owe the state" no more than someone in receipt of a pension or a childcare payment "owes" that money back to the state.

So how and in what circumstances does the state subsequently become aware of the person being of sufficient means to repay their legal aid payment? Would you suggest that we do it will all state payments? If not, why?
 
A pension has been earned over the working life of the recipient.Childrens' allowance is .....anallowance for the benefit of the household and child. The state is quick enough to keep tabs on us for lots of things, why not future earnings,?
 
A pension has been earned over the working life of the recipient.Childrens' allowance is .....anallowance for the benefit of the household and child. The state is quick enough to keep tabs on us for lots of things, why not future earnings,?
Legal aid payments are no more or less an entitlement than pension or children's allowance though. As they are not generally income dependant, lets pick something that is income dependant like FIS.

If you need FIS you can claim it. If you earn more money later, should you have to repay the FIS payments?
 
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