Bar worker who told garda to ‘stop being so rough’ fined
A BAR worker who had been drinking and told a garda to ‘stop being so f**king rough’ when the garda was arresting another male has been convicted and fined after he failed to appear before Swords District Court with a charitable donation.
Roy Mahady (24) told the garda ‘go f **k youself ’ when he was ordered to leave the area.
He then ran off when gardai went to arrest him, the court heard.
Mahady, with an address of Lanesborough Mews in Finglas, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with garda directions on April 27 outside the Wright Venue in Swords after 3am. Garda Michael Mccallion told Swords District Court he went to the scene following reports of men fighting.
He arrested one of the men and following a struggle, the man was being restrained on the ground.
The defendant came to the scene and told Gda Mccallion to ‘stop being so f **king rough.’
Gda Mccallion told Mahady to leave the scene, but Mahady stayed nearby watching the arrest.
Ordering Mahady to leave the area a second time, Mahady then shouted ‘What are you going to f **king do?.’
He then told Gda Mccallion to ‘go f**k yourself,’ before running off. He was arrested a short time later.
The court heard the defendant had been drinking alcohol on the night and apologised to Gda Mccallion.
At a previous court sitting, Judge Conal Gibbons had ordered the defendant to donate €700 to the Irish Cancer Society and if the money was paid the Probation Act would be applied.
However, as the defendant failed to appear before Swords District Court on the day his case was to be finalised Judge Dermot Dempsey imposed the default order of a conviction and €900 in the defendant’s absence.