Woman moves in next door to man who as­saulted her

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

LIS­TOWEL Dis­trict Court heard that a bar woman who had been as­saulted at her place of work in Moy­vane has since moved in next door to the man who as­saulted her - and he even helped her move her be­long­ings into the home.

The de­tails emerged at the most re­cent pro­ceeds in a four-year-old case against Jody Lynch, 11 Bru­ach na Gaile, Moy­vane, at Lis­towel Dis­trict Court on Thursday. Mr Lynch had pleaded guilty to an as­sault on Mary Han­ra­han at the All Star Bar in Moy­vane on July 20 of 2013 - with the ev­i­dence in the case heard at an ear­lier sit­ting.

Solic­i­tor Pat En­right said Mr Lynch had com­pletely changed his ways since the in­ci­dent, hav­ing ‘turned over a new leaf ’.

“The woman he as­saulted, the bar lady, she has moved in next door to him and he even helped her move in some of her be­long­ings...there are no prob­lems be­tween them,” Mr En­right in­formed Judge James O’Con­nor at Thursday’s sit­ting of the court.

He said that Mr Lynch has since taken up work op­er­at­ing a track ma­chine on a wind farm devel­op­ment in North Kerry and, when that job is com­plete, would be trav­el­ling up coun­try to work on an­other con­struc­tion pro­ject.

Judge O’Con­nor in­di­cated he would strike the case out on the con­di­tion that Mr Lynch pay €750 to the Court Poor Box by May 17 of next year.

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