Chef in breach of pro­tec­tion or­der

Wexford People - - NEWS -

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.

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