Councillor Gary Donnelly jailed for 6 months – released pending appeal

garydonnollyA member of Derry’s new super council has been jailed for six months for damaging the city walls.

43 year-old Gary Donnelly of Iniscarn Road, was convicted of criminal damage to the walls on February 1st 2014.

His co-accused 56-year-old Terry Porter and 51-year-old William Anthony Liam Brogan, both of Carnhill, were also jailed for six months.

District Judge Barney McElholm had adjourned sentencing for the men to pay almost £2,300 for cleaning the damage but the money had not been paid.

Journalist Eamon McDermott earlier gave us more details on the Shaun Doherty Show: