Finbarr Boyle (35) of Annalee Manor, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan, and originally from Ardara, Co Donegal, was the principal of Kilnaleck National School in Co Cavan until 2013. He is facing five separate counts of stealing a total of €73,320 from the Department of Social Protection between November 2009 and February 2011. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

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