Man charged over Kilmaganny post office robbery

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A man has been charged in relation to a post office robbery at Kilmaganny on December 23, Mary Cody writes.

A man has been charged in relation to a post office robbery at Kilmaganny on December 23, Mary Cody writes.

Jeff Grey, of no fixed abode appeared before Kilkenny District Court on Monday. The 47-year-old was arrested in the Castlecomer area on Saturday and was detained at Thomastown Garda Station. He was charged with robbery at Kilmaganny Post Office on December 23.

Garda Brian Whitty said that after his arrest and caution the defendant replied: “I did it, I am sorry, I wish I could turn back time.”

Solicitor Tom Walsh handed in a statement of means on behalf of his client who is unemployed and made an application for bail. Inspector Liam Connolly said he was opposing bail because the defendant has no fixed abode and because of the seriousness of the charge.

Judge Eamon O’Brien remanded the defendant in custody to appear before him next Monday.