Sentencing of postman adjourned

SENTENCING of a postman who dumped more than 10,000 letters entrusted to him for delivery over a six-month period was adjourned for a month yesterday.

Daniel O’Regan, 6 Árd Abhainn, Knockraha, Co Cork, was before Cork District Court for sentencing yesterday on three charges under the Postal and Telecommunications Services Act arising out of his actions.

Judge Con O’Leary adjourned sentencing until October 27 to allow time for the preparation of a background report in the case.

Inspector Senan Ryan said last week the matter came to light on March 18 last when more than 2,000 letters were found dumped in a field in Knockraha.

The letters were removed to the An Post sorting office at LittleIsland and an internalinvestigation was put in place.

Within days an official complaint was made to An Garda Síochána and Daniel O’Regan was questioned in relation to the matter.

The postman attended at Cobh Garda Station where he admitted dumping the mail and told gardaí he had dumped mail previously at Glounthaune.

Almost 8,000 items of mail were recovered there. More than 4,000 of the total of over 10,000 items recovered had been damaged by water or were torn or otherwise destroyed.

Eddie Burke, defence solicitor, described it as a bizarre situation where O’Regan, 31, was not taking the mail in order to steal from it but was under a lot of pressure to look after his children at that time.


Lifestyle

It won’t come as news to mothers-to-be that they are not eating for two, as the old saying goes, but the number of extra calories needed may come as a surprise. And it’s much fewer than you might think.Eating for two: It's quality not quantity of food that matters during pregnancy

No. It is such a small word, yet at times, something many of us find difficult to utter. The inability to say no to work, friends or family can cause so much stress in our lived lives.Learning Points: Just say no, there’s power in that little word

Fiona Kelleher has set some of the works of Múscraí poets Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair to music, writes Pet O'ConnellPoetry and music combine in reimagining of works of Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair

I fear I might be getting to that stage with my daughter Joan, who is 8, whereby I am the needy one! I fear I might be getting to that stage with my daughter Joan, who is 8, whereby I am the needy one!Mum's the word: I’m the needy one... I get the kiss off from my own daughter!

More From The Irish Examiner