Monday 18 December 2017

'I'll get your address and see you later', man told security guard

James O’Reilly was ordered to carry out community service
James O’Reilly was ordered to carry out community service

A young man who threatened a business park security guard, telling him he would get his address from an NCT centre and "see him later", has been ordered to carry out community service.

James O'Reilly (20) drove into the premises and was approached by the security man.

He "took umbrage" to this and threatening to cause him harm.

Judge David McHugh ordered O'Reilly to carry out 200 hours of community service in lieu of four months in prison.

The accused had the order handed down when he app-eared before Blanchardstown District Court.

O'Reilly, of Ard Mor Walk, Tallaght, was convicted of threatening to kill or cause serious harm to the man.

The offence happened at City- west Business Campus, Naas Road, on February 13 last year.


The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had directed summary disposal of the case at district court level, and Judge McHugh had accepted jurisdiction to deal with it.

This allowed the case to be heard in Blanchardstown instead of being sent forward to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Gda Shane Barry, of Rathcoole Garda Station, told the court that O'Reilly entered the business park in a car on the date in question.

According to the prosecution, he was spotted by security staff, who were known to him, and was approached.

Gda Barry said O'Reilly "took umbrage" at this and told the security guard "he was going to the NCT in Naas to get his address and would see him later".

The defendant remained silent in court as his case was finalised.

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