ENNISCORTHY MAN MUST PAY €4,000 TO ASSAULT VICTIM
Denis Redmond from 44 Father Murphy Park, Enniscorthy was told to come up with €4,000 compensation for the man he knocked out and left with a perforated ear-drum.
The 25-year-old unemployed labourer pleaded guilty to assaulting Darren Kehoe at St John’s Villas on July 3 last year.
The matter was investigated by Garda Philip McGrath who confirmed that the injured party was knocked the ground.
As well as the damaged ear, he sustained cuts and bruises, along with a fracture at the base of his skull.
Attending the District Court sitting at Wexford, Kehoe told Judge Gerard Haughton he lost out on two weeks work as an electrician.
He also confirmed that the ear-drum took six months to repair itself.
Defending solicitor John O’Leary suggested that drink had been taken on the occasion and that most of the damage was caused when Kehoe’s head hit the path.
The judge pointed out that, if Redmond had put aside €20 a week since the incident, he would have been able to come to court with €1,000.
The defendant was told that he had a promise of full time employment and the case was put back to November 1 to allow him come up with firm compensation proposals.