The sentencing of a man found guilty of harassing a Longford Senator will take place today. David Larkin pleaded guilty to the harassment of Senator Micheál Carrigy over a number of days in December 2021 and January and February 2022. The contact ranged from Facebook messages, to texts, to a voice mail, all of which included various threats to either the Senator or his children. A victim impact statement from Senator Carrigy previously described how the messages left him in fear for the security of his family. The matter first came before the court in July 2022.
In May of this year, Judge Bernadette Owens stated that David Larkin had been engaging with probation service and adjourned sentence for 8 weeks, with a further report sought at a sitting in July and again in September. The matter is due to come to a head today at Longford District Court.