Ardee man fined €75 for assault after paying €1000 compensation
Judge John Coughlan imposed a €75 fine on a 27 year-old Ardee man in respect of a charge of assault.
This was after Shane McAuley of Kildemock paid over compensation of €1,000 at the local district court to the injured party.
The defendant handed over €500 at the October sitting of the court and was given a month to come up with the balance which he did.
The 25 year-old admitted a reduced charge of assault. He was charged originally with assault causing harm at Bridge Street in the town in September last year.
Judge Coughlan took other charges against the defendant into account, including shouting offensive racist comments and criminal damage.