A MAN convicted of public order offences and damaging a hair straightener in a nightclub was fined a total of €600 by Judge Donnchadh O Buachalla at Wexford District Court.
Thomas Butler, 39 McClure Meadows, has taken steps turn his life around since the incidents at Rowe Street Church car park and Renaissance on February 11, 2009, his solicitor told the court.
The defendant was convicted of causing damage to a hair straightener on a wall in Renaissance in Common Quay Street; engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, and failing to comply with the direction of a garda to leave the vicinity at Rowe Street Church car park.
The solicitor said the 25year-old defendant had a partner and three young children. He had made efforts to improve his life by completing first aid and pool lifeguard classes, and had secured part-time employment as a lifeguard in a Waterford hotel. He said he had paid full compensation for the damage he caused to the hair straightener.