The Irish Times, 25 August 1859
Capel-Street Office — Wednesday
A man named Cornelius [AKA Michael] Ahern was brought up by Sergeants Campbell and Clarke of the G division, charged with being implicated in the robbery of gas-fittings from Mr. Daniel's establishment in Mary-street, on account of which two men, named Sheehan had been remanded on the previous day. Michael Nolan, a witness, deposed that he had been in the employment of Mr. Sheehan, and knew the prisoner Cornelius Ahern for upwards of twelve months. Within the last four or five months, the prisoner had been in the habit of going to Sheehan's shop every day, and sometimes twice a day, with a quantity of brass gas-fittings in his possession, which were bought from him by or for Sheehan. The articles identified by Mr. Daniel as his property were sold by the prisoner to Sheehan. The magistrate remanded the case until Friday.
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The Irish Times, 31 August 1859
   THE LATE ROBBERY OF GAS FITTINGS.—Two men named Sheehan, father and son, keepers of a marine store in Cole's-lane, were brought up in custody of Sergeants Clarkson, Rice, and Campbell, of the G division, charged with illegal possession of gas-fittings, value £5, which had been stolen from Mr. Daniel, ironmonger in Mary-street. The particulars of the case have already appeared in our police reports. A man named Michael [AKA Cornelius] Ahearn, a porter in Mr. Daniel's employment, earning fourteen shillings a week, was placed in the dock yesterday, and charged with the robbery. It appeared that one of the Sheehans informed Sergeant Clarkson that he thought he could identify the man in Mr. Daniel's establishment who sold him the property ; he was taken to Mr. Daniel's and there identified the prisoner Ahearn.
   The Sheehans were discharged on paying a penalty of £3, and £2 costs, to Mr. Daniel, the property also to be returned ; and the Magistrate (Mr. Porter) stated that he intended to recommend that £2 also should be given to the detective officers for the manner in which they investigated the case, if the Police Commissioners should sanction it. The prisoner, Ahearn, consented to be dealt with summarily, and his Worship sentenced him to four months' imprisonment, with hard labour.
   Mr. J. A. Curran appeared on behalf of the Sheehans, and Mr. Sidney for Mr. Daniel.
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