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Security Company That Attended Roscommon House Repossession Fined €3,000

A court found the Armagh company guilty of six breaches of the Private Security Services Act.

A security company that attended a house repossession in Roscommon has been ordered to pay fines of 3,000 euro.

A court found the Armagh company guilty of six breaches of the Private Security Services Act.

In December 2018, a farmer's house in Falsk, Strokestown, Co Roscommon, was repossessed.

Security firm GS Agencies of Portadown, Craigavon, Co Armagh, was present.

They were prosecuted by the Private Security Authority for providing an unlicensed security guard service at the house.

Yesterday in Castlerea District Court, Co Roscommon, the company was found guilty of six breaches of the Private Security Services Act.

Judge Deirdre Gearty fined the company 500 euro for each offence, coming to a total of 3,000 euro.

She also awarded costs of €7,500 against the company.

The PSA is an agency of the Department of Justice, and is responsible for the regulation and licensing of the security industry.

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