Suspended sentence for drunk trespasser
A MAN who trespassed in the back garden of a house, putting the homeowner in fear, has been given a two-month suspended sentence.
Daniel Cogley (25) was disturbed at 2.40am by a woman living in the house, who told gardai she was in fear.
Cogley was originally assessed to see if he is suitable for 150 hours community service in lieu of a two-month prison sentence.
However, Swords District Court was informed that he has 200 hours community service work outstanding, leaving Judge Dermot Dempsey with no other option but to impose a sentence.
Cogley, of Mooretown Park in Swords pleaded guilty to trespassing at Glasmore Park in Swords on December 22, 2014.
Defence solicitor Fiona D'Arcy said Cogley "had too much to drink" as it was coming up to Christmas.
"He has now been given a ray of light as he is doing work experience in a warehouse and this is his first break in a long time," she said, adding that he "had no intention of committing a crime".
Judge Dempsey bound him to the peace for a year.