Monday 21 January 2019

Arrest warrant for socialites' son charged with smashing window

AN ARREST warrant has been issued for the son of top celebrity hairdresser David Marshall and socialite Jackie Rafter.

Daniel Marshall (21), of Coppinger Glade, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, failed to appear in court on a charge of criminal damage.

Marshall is charged with damaging the front sitting room window at his home, the property of his mother Jacqueline Rafter (right) on January 30.

When he did not turn up at Dun Laoghaire District Court, Judge Claire Leonard issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

It was not the first time Marshall has been in trouble with the law. In July 2009, he was ordered by a court to pay a donation of €500 after hurling a can of beer at a garda car.


A judge at Dun Laoghaire District Court warned him at the time that it was "his last chance".

His father David is one of the country's top stylists and has a school of hairdressing on George's Street in the city centre. Glamorous mum-of-two Jackie Rafter (47) is a well-known socialite, model and founder of the Bubblegum charity.

The couple separated after five years of marriage in the early 1990s and have now divorced. David has remarried.

Daniel pleaded guilty to committing the 2009 offence at Mount Anvil Road, Goatstown.

Sgt Peader McCann said the defendant, who was carrying a bag of cans of beer at the time, took one out and threw it at the back of the passing patrol car, scratching the vehicle.

Sgt McCann also told the court that the defendant had three previous convictions for public order offences dating back to 2007.

Defence solicitor Colm Allen told Judge Patrick Clyne that his client had "a rather troubled time over the last couple of years".

While his conduct was "completely inexcusable", he had attended Aisire for his alcohol problem and is training in his father's business, the lawyer said.


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