Case adjourned for psychological report
A 49-YEAR-OLD Wexford town man who pleaded guilty to assault has had sentencing adjourned as a psychological report is being prepared.
Philip Foley, of 9 Lower John St., Wexford, came before Judge Cormac Quinn at a sitting of Wexford Circuit Criminal Court.
He pleaded guilty to assaulting Barry Smith on August 18, 2017, at the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy.
Defence Counsel, Jordan Fletcher, asked for an adjournment to allow for the preparation of a Probation and Welfare report. He also asked for a psychological report, adding that a psychiatric report had already been provided.
Judge Quinn said he did not want to burden the State with the cost of a psychological report when a psychiatric report is already available.
Given the background, Prosecuting Counsel, Sinead Gleeson, said a psychological report would be of benefit to the court.
Granting the application for the report, Judge Quinn said he would adjourn the matter to January 11.