Relative contacted Gardai

A 20 year old man was arrested for public order offences, after a concerned family member contacted Gardai following an attack on a relative as part of an on-going feud, Dundalk district court heard last week.

A 20 year old man was arrested for public order offences, after a concerned family member contacted Gardai following an attack on a relative as part of an on-going feud, Dundalk district court heard last week.

Barney McGinley with an address at College Heights, Dundalk was prosecuted for using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour and failing to comply with the direction of a garda on Park Street, Dundalk on August 14,

Garda Insp. Martin Beggy outlined how a concerned family member had contacted them about the accused and officers came across him heading towards Williamsons Place.

He said there was a feud going on at the time and the accused was shouting and roaring.

The Defence solicitor explained that his client “clearly wasn’t thinking clearly” as his uncle had suffered an horrific attack - with a knife being plunged into his chest “missing his heart by a hair’s breadth”.

Judge Flann Brennan imposed two fines totalling €400.