Serial burglar has jail term extended by four months

A serial burglar has had his prison term extended by four months for committing his 12th break-in.

Eoghan McGarry, aged 30, is judged to be a high-risk inmate.

He has amassed over 150 disciplinary reports in prison and is alleged to have attacked several prison officers in Mountjoy before being moved to the high-security prison in Portlaoise.

He is serving a four-year sentence imposed in September 2014 for an aggravated burglary during which he held a knife to a woman’s throat after she discovered him in her house. An earlier burglary involved a woman waking up to find McGarry in her bedroom going through her clothes.

Yesterday, McGarry was sentenced for breaking into a school and being in possession of stolen jewellery.

McGarry of Tymon Road, Tallaght, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to burglary at St Killian’s NS in Tallaght on September 1, 2014, and to possession of nine pieces of stolen jewellery at Tymon Park the next day.

Luigi Rea, defending, asked Judge Melanie Greally not to extend McGarry’s current prison term. The judge imposed a four-year sentence to date from yesterday meaning he will spend an extra four months in jail.


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