District Court Round Up
Very drunk at birthday bash
A man who was found in a very drunk condition at an 18th birthday party in Duncormick has been offered a chance to avoid a public order conviction.
Father of one Shane Hogan (22) of 20 Castle Court in Taghmon was discovered by Garda John Buggy shortly after midnight on June 16, 2013.
His solicitor pleaded for his client to be allowed the benefit of the Probation Act and Judge Gerard Haughton said he would oblige if a €200 contribution is made to the Garda benevolent fund by September 1.
Shop worker's terrifying ordeal
The terrifying experience of a Rosslare Strand supermarket worker was recounted at the District Court in Ardcavan on July 6.
It was 2.40 p.m. on January afternoon last year that the woman found a man crouched behind the counter at Centre in Rosslare.
The intruder was Daniel Wall (23) of 4 Greenhills Grove in Tallaght, currently serving a sentence in Mountjoy Prison.
The employee was in fear as the defendant stayed low behind the counter with two mobile phones.
After about seven minutes, he jumped up and over the counter before leaving the premises.
Solicitor Eric Furlong accepted that the woman had received a fright. The court was told that the intruder was the youngest in a family of eight and that he left school at 15.
He was convicted of trespass and a six month sentence was imposed, to be served concurrently with his present term.
Theft accused Darren Furlong (43) of Apartment 1A, 39 Lower John Street in Wexford was at the District Court to plead guilty to an offence at SuperValu in Rosslare Harbour in March.
The court heard that on the afternoon of March 10, the accused man left the store with €42 worth of goods which he did not pay for.
Solicitor Tim Cummings described what happened that day as an act of desperation, passing on Furlong's apologies to SuperValu, to the gardaí and to the court.
Judge Gerard Haughton noted that the defendant had no previous convictions before granted the benefit of the Probation Act.
Compensation to the tune of €2,000 allowed Eamon Greene from Skeffington Street in Wexford to escape without a burglary conviction.
Green was responsible for a break in at The Bike Shop in Selskar Street on May 9 last year. Solicitor Tim Cummings confirmed that a second payment of €1,000 had been produced before the benefit of the Probation Act was allowed.