Boyfriend knocked out man's tooth in girl row
A young Dublin electrician who knocked out an acquaintance's front tooth after a spat about his girlfriend has received an 18-month suspended sentence.
Brian Lawlor (26) followed Michael Maguire out of Gibneys Pub, Malahide, punched him once in the face and kicked him in the back after an altercation.
Garda Murray said Mr Maguire needed a €1,700 tooth implant to fill the gap at his upper right incisor and lost €1,600 earnings while off work.
Lawlor, of Castle Lawns, Seabury, Malahide, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court a week before his trial to assault causing harm on July 21, 2007.
Garda Murray agreed with Mr Cathal McGreal, defending, that the injured party has acknowledged his client's apology, despite its lateness, and has also accepted €2,000 raised in compensation.