‘It’s time to get both chips off both shoulders,’ the judge advised Derek Clelland, The Simon Community, Barrack Street, Dundalk.
The defendant’s case, concerning the contravention of a barring order in Bay Estate on 26 May, 2017, was up for review.
However, solicitor Niall Breen, said a report was not favourable.
His client’s relationship had broken down, he had no access to his children, and had an alcohol problem in the past.
Clelland had also been on remand on this for nine weeks.
He works as a roofer when work is available.
The judge told the defendant it is make up his mind time.
‘Get treatment or get six months,’ Judge Coughlan added in adjourning the case to 10 January, 2018.