Man jailed for not removing windows

Fri, Dec 14, 2012, 00:00

A man has been jailed for six months for not removing dormer windows from his home. The prosecution taken by Cork County Council over illegal building work at Harold O’Toole’s home at Ballycoskery, Ballyhea, Co Cork, dates back to 2006.

In July, Mr O’Toole (56) spent five nights in jail after Judge Mary O’Halloran remanded him in custody. He gave an undertaking to take out the windows by October.

However at Kilmallock District Court last week Ronan MacKernan, executive planner with Cork County Council, said he had visited the site last week and they remained in place.

Judge Larkin imposed a six-month prison sentence on Mr O’Toole and fined him €3,000. Costs of €2,726 were also awarded against him.