The sentencing of a man found guilty of harassing a Longford Senator has been delayed for a third time.
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.
At Longford District Court in May, 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.
At Longford District Court this morning, it was put to Judge Owens that Mr Larkin had been engaging with the psychiatric services in 'a positive and meaningful way.'
Defence for the guilty party, Frank Geraghty, told the court that while his client has 'a serious case to answer', a further psychiatric report would assist matters significantly.
Speaking on behalf of Senator Carrigy, investigating Gardaí described an eagerness for the matter to be resolved.
Addressing this, Judge Bernadette Owens acknowledged that from the injured parties point of view, the matter had been before the court for over a year and that was causing anxiety and concern allied with distress to see the end of the process.
However, she stated that it would be premature to for finalise the matter without the newly requested report. David Larkin was remanded on continuing bail, to appear before Longford District Court on the 5th of December.