Mother to keep the peace

A mother who assaulted a person and was involved in a public order offence has been given two suspended sentences and has been bound to keep the peace for 12 months.

A mother who assaulted a person and was involved in a public order offence has been given two suspended sentences and has been bound to keep the peace for 12 months.

Fiona McMahon, 7 Corrybrennan Park, Ballybay was found guilty of public order offence following an incident at Scoil Eanna, Ballybay, on 28 February of this year, while she was also found guilty of an assault on 20 June.

She was given a suspended sentence of three months for the public order offence, and a concurrent suspended sentence for the assault.

She was ordered to sign a bond to keep the peace for a period of 12 months, to fully co-operate with the probation services and to co-operate fully with HSE and medical services.

In a separate case Niall Finnegan (29), 4 Lisdoonan, Carrickmacross was given the benefit of the Probation Act after he paid over €500 by way of compensation to a female friend following a drunken dispute.

Judge Sean MacBride said he did not wish to “pour oil over troubled waters” on this matter.

Elsewhere, Laurence Hand (51), 1 Cuirt Droimad, Carrickmacross was told to “keep his cool” after he was found guilty of a public order offence on 25 April of this year.

He was found in an aggressive state in Main Street, Carrickmacross and was heavily intoxicated.

In his defence his solictor told the court that mischief makers had been goading the man and that is how he had ended up in trouble. Judge Sean MacBride told the man that he was a “decent human being”.