Teenager charged with arson costing €3 million


A teenager has been charged in connection with an arson attack that caused €3 million worth of damage to an apartment complex in Cork.

The 16-year-old was charged at Cork District Court yesterday with committing arson at two apartment buildings at Atkins Hall, Lee Road, Cork on December 29th, 2010.

Garda Denis O’Sullivan gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution and told the court the juvenile made no reply to the charge.

Garda Insp Mary King said the DPP had directed trial by indictment and Judge Con O’Leary said he was refusing jurisdiction, given the estimate of damage mentioned in the charge.

Gardaí did not object to bail and Judge O’Leary remanded the juvenile on his bond to appear again at Cork District Court on July 13th.