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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Man put out of hotel for making too much noise gets community service

A HOTEL guest had to be arrested over his "erratic" behaviour after he was put out of the premises, following noise complaints.

Richard Walsh (23) was in a room with his girlfriend and another couple when gardai were called and he was asked to leave.

Dublin District Court heard the accused and his girlfriend had been left in the room after the man who had booked it jumped out of the window and the other woman fled on the arrival of the gardai.

Judge Catherine Murphy ordered him to carry out 100 hours of community service instead of a two-month prison sentence.

Walsh, with an address at Moatview Close, Priorswood pleaded guilty to public drunkenness, obstruction and causing a breach of the peace at the Metro Hotel, Ballymun, on August 3 last.

A charge of causing criminal damage to the room was withdrawn by the prosecution.

Garda Barry Duggan told the court he was called to an incident at the hotel and the night porter brought him to a room where the accused was.

BANGING

Walsh had been told he was no longer welcome there due to loud banging noises and shouting. He had been "booked in for the night", the garda said.

Walsh agreed to let the officer escort him outside, but his behaviour became "very erratic". He was unsteady on his feet, it was clear that he had been drinking, and there was evidence of drinking in the room.

The court heard he had been in the room with his girlfriend and another woman.

This woman immediately ran out of the hotel, leaving Walsh and his girlfriend.

The accused began shouting very loudly in the car park and was arrested because of the late hour and the fact that the hotel was surrounded by apartments.

He was brought to Ballymun Garda Station and charged.

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