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Sky Armstrong paid €250 for an anger management course

Sky Armstrong paid €250 for an anger management course

Sky Armstrong paid €250 for an anger management course

A young woman with anger management issues became involved in an argument with a group of females and threw a glass bottle full of liquid towards gardai, a court has heard.

Sky Armstrong (20) avoided a prison sentence after she was deemed suitable to complete 80 hours of community service work.

Swords District Court heard the defendant, who was intoxicated at the time, told gardai on being arrested: "All I done was throw a f**king bottle."

She was on Main Street, Swords, in the early hours when she and some females became involved in an argument with another group.

Three of the group started to charge at the other, but gardai stood in their way, the court heard.

The defendant then threw a glass bottle full of liquid at gardai and it broke at their feet.

Convictions

Armstrong, of Balcunnin, Skerries, pleaded guilty to threatening and abusive behaviour on Main Street, Swords, last October 27.

She further pleaded guilty to being intoxicated.

She had four previous convictions.

"An argument broke out in a fast food place and she behaved in the way described," said defence solicitor Fiona D'Arcy.

"She attends twice weekly at Crosscare and has also paid €250 to do an anger management course and completed it in February."

The defendant, who was previously given 240 hours of community service work in lieu of two months in prison for an assault, has completed 135 hours.

Judge Ann Ryan said that because the defendant has taken on responsibility to deal with her issues, she would impose 80 hours of community service work in lieu of a prison sentence.