Chef in breach of protection order
CHEF David Duggan (56) was fined €250 for a breach of a protection order taken out by his former partner and business colleague.
Duggan ,formerly of Culleton’s Bar but now living on the Strand Road in Rosslare, admitted breach of the order granted in June to Dervla Dunn.
Later the same month, Duggan arrived back in Culleton’s and went face to face with Ms Dunn, calling her a ‘b **** ’.
Barrister Laura Cunningham described her client in Wexford District Court as a single man with three children.
Counsel said that he had been a successful chef while working at Kelly’s for 38 years.
However, she reckoned that the stress of responsibility for his own business got to him.
He was now drawing sickness benefit and not expected to return to work any time soon as he waited to have an operation on his shoulder.
Counsel also told the court that the breach of the order occurred when Duggan’s wages had been held back for six weeks.
However, she added an assurance that he now fully realised what was expected of him under the terms of the protection order.
Judge Gerard Haughton was not impressed that the incident described must have taken place in front of customers.
The fine was handed down after a community service order was ruled out because of the shoulder injury.