Tuesday 26 March 2019

Reveller smashed glass on stranger's head in nightclub

Garry Foley admitted seriously assaulting the club-goer
Garry Foley admitted seriously assaulting the club-goer

A drunk man smashed a glass over another man's head in a random attack while they were in the smoking area of a nightclub.

Garry Foley (23) left the victim with cuts to the side of his head and ear following the assault.

Judge Dermot Dempsey said he wanted the victim to provide a victim impact report and to attend court so he could see his injuries before sentencing.

Foley, of The Beech, Clonshaugh Road, Dublin 17, admitted before Swords District Court to seriously assaulting the man at Tamangos Nightclub in Portmarnock last September 17.

He was extremely intoxicated when he went into the smoking area, the court heard.

The victim was talking to a friend when Foley, who was not known to him, approached and smashed a glass over his head.

He was taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital where he received treatment for cuts to his head and ear.

Foley was detained by security staff before being arrested by gardai.

After hearing the evidence, Judge Dempsey said he "won't proceed to finalise the case today as I require a victim impact report and I want the injured party to attend court if he wants to".


Foley's solicitor said the def-endant was willing to pay compensation and could come up with €900 in a week or two.

Judge Dempsey said he would not assess an amount of compensation until he saw the injured man. He adjourned the case until next month for the report to be compiled.

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