Woman hit a shop window during a row with her father
THE father of a 19-year-old woman may be summoned to court after it was heard that he was buying her drink in the middle of the day rather than give her money.
Sorcha McLoughlin of St Edwards Tce was before the court on charges of being drunk and abusive on Upper John Street last April 29 th. Inspector Paul Kilcoyne said Gardaí received a call from a member of the public about a woman lying drunk on the footpath.
When Gardaí brought her to her home but when her mother came to the Garda car, it was alleged the defendant became verbally abusive and shouted expletives at the Gardaí.
She refused to go home and Gardaí were left with no option but to arrest her, the court heard.
Earlier on April 1st, McLoughlin was seen arguing with a man and hit out at a window of a shop on High Street and was arrested.
She said she was having a row with father and said he brought her to the pub in the middle of the day.
Mr Tom MacSharry, defending, said his client “totally regrets” the incidents.
The court heard she had been cautioned in February, something which concerned Judge Kilrane. The defendant’s mother told the judge that her daughter had “calmed down” since then.
She said the girl’s father got a lot of money on a claim and her daughter “had to beg him for money.”
“The only way she can get money is through drink. He buys her drink,” she told the court.
The judge told McLoughlin she didn’t have to do what her father asked her to do. She said she didn’t go to the pub any more.
Judge Kilrane remanded her on continuing bail to March 2nd 2018 and said if there was any re-offending he was going to direct a witness summons be served on her father.