Man witnessed beating his father at office

A man who assaulted his father at his place of work was given a six month suspended sentence at Carrickmacross District Court.

The court heard how Colin Dolan (29), 23 The Elms, Lough na Glack, Carrickmacross went to 16 Farney Street where his father had offices on 14 February, 2014.

Inspector Kevin Gavigan said that when there he punched his father, and kicked him while on the ground. When Gardaí arrived he was ‘aggressive and abusive’ towards them.

Dolan’s father. Mr Derek Dolan, did not need medical attention following the attack.

The defendent was sworn in and he told the court that his father left the family home when he was a child.

The defendent now had his own child and his partner was pregnant with another.

He saidthat on the day, he swung at his father but had missed and that he did not kick him on the ground.

He said that the fight had arisen out of a family dispute over his child but that he now wanted it done and dusted.

He said he had not drunk in a year and that he had not been in trouble with the law in two years.

Inspector Gavigan said that independent witness had given a statement regarding the assault and that the defendant had 34 previous convictions, and that he had a habit of taking the law into his own hands.

Dolan was fined €300 and given a six month suspended sentence, suspended for two years.


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