326 Previous Convictions !

mr_anderson

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A drunk driving father-of-15 had a "meltdown" when he led gardaí on a chase after they spotted an open bottle of beer beside him in his car.

Jimmy Connors (60), a chronic alcoholic, had already clocked up 326 previous convictions for a range of offences when gardaí caught him starting his car while highly intoxicated.

He was living in the car at the time after "falling off the wagon" over the death of a son.

Banning him from driving for 25 years and jailing him for four months, Judge David McHugh said Connors' litany of prior offences was "some kind of record".
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In a previous incident, on April 5 last year, Connors was stopped driving at the Maldron Hotel car park in west Dublin. He had no insurance and gave gardaí a false date of birth and address. Connors was already serving a two-year sentence for burglary when he entered his pleas. His litany of prior offences included convictions for assault and threatening to kill.
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Defence barrister Jennifer Jackson said most of the prior convictions were for motoring offences. He was a chronic alcoholic who had "never gotten to grips with" his problem.
So now he's on his 327th conviction.
Do we really have to wait until he kills someone before his drink-driving activities (along with his other behaviour) is taken seriously ?

I hope his workplace has someone to replace him.
Being able to afford 15 kids, he must have a very high-paying & high-powered job.
 


Henry94.

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326 convictions and would it be unfair to suggest that he may not have been caught for every transgression. Is even one in ten offences ever brought to court?

Multiple offenders are what keep our justice system providing good jobs for so many people.
 

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So now he's on his 327th conviction.
Do we really have to wait until he kills someone before his drink-driving activities (along with his other behaviour) is taken seriously ?

I hope his workplace has someone to replace him.
Being able to afford 15 kids, he must have a very high-paying & high-powered job.
What's wrong with us as a nation, letting Catholic nutjobs like this into the country?
 

Mick Mac

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So now he's on his 327th conviction.
Do we really have to wait until he kills someone before his drink-driving activities (along with his other behaviour) is taken seriously ?

I hope his workplace has someone to replace him.
Being able to afford 15 kids, he must have a very high-paying & high-powered job.
Would 300 strikes and your out upset anyone?
 

Mick Mac

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Heterosexual white men, violence is just in their nature. We're mad to be letting them into the country. :p
Wow, like OMG!

How do you know he is a heterosexual white male?

Did you ask his gender identity and sexual designation? Or is it just because there are kids there that means she could not have been inaccurately labeled as he by a media all too uninteresting in preferred pronouns?
 

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The Field Marshal

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Not all travellers are Catholic you know.
Indeed.
The majority of people travelling to Europe these days are members of the religion of Islam.
 

The Field Marshal

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Pfft, nobody on P.ie cares when there isn't an immigrant involved.
You have made five posts during your 9 year membership of p.ie.

Obviously too you follow what's written based on your critical comment.

Why the shyness,

are you yourself an immigrant?
 

corporal punishment

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17 year old with 50 plus priors smashed up a day room in a detention centre causing 5K worth of damage. result?, no further detention time because he did a course while incarcerated. He's 18 now by the way so an adult. I know there's a shortage of jail places but surely we can afford to build a no frills facility in an unemployment blackspot somewhere that can provide a secure but humane solution for the dregs of the criminal system. It might even provide a deterrant to the multiple offenders who currently know full well they're not going away for any long term spells in jail.
 

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How do you know he's a catholic?

Why do you presume he's a traveller?

I'm pretty sure I heard somewhere that he's a zionist sunni bible-thumping fundamentalist.
Its the name and the way he lives his life. Many of his kids have served time including the poor chap that died in early 2016.
 

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A drunk driving father-of-15 had a "meltdown" when he led gardaí on a chase after they spotted an open bottle of beer beside him in his car.

Jimmy Connors (60),
 

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15 children is why there's no money left to hire nurses. Apparently the rate increases per child, something unique to the Republic of Ireland. The people who destroyed Noel Brown haven't gone away you know.
 

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It's criminal not let an Irishman, being so close, to get to his three hundred and thirty third offence.

He would have got a folk song!
 

EUrJokingMeRight

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17 year old with 50 plus priors smashed up a day room in a detention centre causing 5K worth of damage. result?, no further detention time because he did a course while incarcerated. He's 18 now by the way so an adult. I know there's a shortage of jail places but surely we can afford to build a no frills facility in an unemployment blackspot somewhere that can provide a secure but humane solution for the dregs of the criminal system. It might even provide a deterrant to the multiple offenders who currently know full well they're not going away for any long term spells in jail.
Building prisons in an 'unemployment blackspot somewhere' only perpetuates the problem as those seeking to reform only see squalor when they look out through their Iron bar window. Prison aint so bad when compared to that.

No. Prisons need to built square and centre, bang in the middle of Foxrock and the like so that those they are trying to reform can see that there is another way, a better way, as they peer through their Iron bar windows :)
 

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Heterosexual white men, violence is just in their nature. We're mad to be letting them into the country. :p
Well we do commit more violent crime than say, orientals all over the Western world, no denying it. And a Japanese or a South Korean person would be in no way racist for pointing this out.
 


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