Man (25) ‘do­ing well’ in prison, court told

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A 25-year-old man, cur­rently serv­ing a sen­tence, was given a num­ber of con­cur­rent four month jail terms at Sligo District Court for a num­ber of of­fences.

Damian O’Sul­li­van, for­merly of St Brid­get’s Place and Shalo­mar and Maryville, Finisklin was cur­rently in prison on an as­sault con­vic­tion from the Cir­cuit Court and was due for re­lease on March 29 th 2019 his so­lic­i­tor, Mr Ger­ard McGovern told the court.

“The one good thing is that he is do­ing well. He looks well and is at­tend­ing cour­ses and fur­ther­ing his ed­u­ca­tion while in prison,” said Mr McGovern.

He said that the plan on his re­lease may in­volve him go­ing to Eng­land and seek­ing work there.

O’Sul­li­van ad­mit­ted spit­ting blood over the in­te­rior of a Garda van on Oc­to­ber 14 th at Wine Street and with be­ing in­tox­i­cated and en­gag­ing in threat­en­ing, abu­sive and in­sult­ing be­hav­iour.

He also ad­mit­ted pos­sess­ing a knife at Shalo­mar on De­cem­ber 9 th last and at Lord Ed­ward Street on March 17 th last.

He was fur­ther sum­moned on that oc­ca­sion with en­gag­ing in threat­en­ing be­hav­iour and with be­ing in­tox­i­cated.

O’Sul­li­van fur­ther ad­mit­ted to pos­sess­ing co­caine at Har­mony Hill on De­cem­ber 22nd 2016 and ob­struc­tion un­der the Drugs Act.

He was also sum­moned for con­tra­ven­ing a bar­ring or­der on March 19 th last.

Mr McGovern told the court that the de­fen­dant tended to get in­volved in “silly things.”

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