Sinn Fein TD’s son appears in court accused of the possession of stolen tools following arrest on Saturday
- Published: 21:59, 30 Apr 2023
- Updated: 22:00, 30 Apr 2023
SINN Fein TD Aengus O Snodaigh’s son appeared in court accused of the possession of stolen tools.
Lorcan O Snodaigh, 25, also faced public order offence raps when brought before Dublin District Court after his arrest on Saturday.
He was charged with breach of the peace at Dublin’s Store Street Garda Station, not complying with a garda direction to desist from that behaviour and leave the vicinity in a peaceable or orderly manner, and possessing a stolen Milwaukee angle grinder and power drill on April 29.
Judge Marie Quirke heard he’d gone to the Garda station over a bench warrant in a District Court case about a disputed Luas fare fine.
O Snodaigh, of Crumlin, Dublin, said he did not have a solicitor but added, “No, I am OK” when she advised that the court could appoint one.
Garda Darragh O’Gorman said after the accused was arrested he replied: “You have zero grounds.”
He also said the accused was offered a solicitor several times.
But O Snodaigh explained he did not want one, saying: “I just want to walk out those doors. I am only here on a warrant.”
He said this was from not having a Luas ticket, but said: “I’m entitled to free travel.”
However, the judge noted there were other charges.
No objection was made to bail. Judge Quirke told O Snodaigh to return in June on the public order and stolen tools raps and in May for the Luas fare matter, adding: “You are free to leave.”
Dad Aengus is a Sinn Fein TD for Dublin South-Central and is culture, heritage and Gaeltacht spokesperson.