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Monday 14 October 2019

Community Service considered

A CLONARD defendant had his case adjourned to see if he was suitable for community service.

Before Wexford District court was Joseph Walsh, of 22 Clonard Village, on a charge of threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour at Wexford Garda Station on May 9 last.

Insepctor Pat Delaney gave evidencethat the defendant had been asked to leave, but refused and was abusive to gardai.

Ms Catriona Walsh, Solicitor, said the defendant wished to apologise to the court. She said that he had been alcohol free up to this and regretted he was back before the court. He is seeking help in relation to his alcohol as he really does want to stay off drink.

Judge Gerard Haughton said he would adjourn the matter to see if the defendant would be suitable for community service. If found suitable, he would order the completion of 100 hours community service in lieu of two months in prison. He also allowed free legal aid in the case.

The case was adjourned to July 7.

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