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Sunday 24 September 2017

'Stop being so f**king rough', bar worker shouted at garda

Bar worker Roy Mahady has been ordered to donate €700
Bar worker Roy Mahady has been ordered to donate €700

A bar worker started shouting at a garda to "stop being so f**king rough" as he struggled to arrest another male reveller.

Roy Mahady (24) told a garda "go f**k yourself" when he was ordered to go home.

He then ran off when gardai went to arrest him.

Judge Conal Gibbons ordered Mahady to donate €700 to the Irish Cancer Society and said he would apply the probation act.

The defendant, of Lanesborough Mews in Finglas, admitted to failing to follow the directions of gardai.

The incident took place outside the Wright Venue in Swords shortly after 3am on April 27.

Garda Michael McCallion told Swords District Court he went to the scene following reports of men fighting.

Gda McCallion said he arrested one of the men and he was restraining him on the ground, after he had struggled with him.

The garda said Mahady then told him to "stop being so f**king rough".

Directed

Gda McCallion directed him to leave the area, and Mahady moved a few yards away but continued to watch what was happening.

The court heard that Gda McCallion shouted at Mahady to leave the area and he replied "what are you going to f**king do?" and "go f**k yourself".

The defendant ran off when he was told he was being arrested, but a number of Gda McCallion's colleagues arrested him further up the road.

He was taken to Coolock Garda Station, where he was later charged.

Defence lawyer Patrick Jackson said Mahady came from a good family and they were embarrassed at his behaviour.

Mr Jackson said Mahady had consumed alcohol on the night and his behaviour was out of character.

He added the defendant had already apologised to the garda for his behaviour.

Mr Jackson added the bar worker had an offer of a job in the US and asked the judge to leave him without a conviction.

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