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Monday 17 December 2018

Youth avoids record following apology for 'venomous' tirade

Cein Dempsey had abused gardai investigating a complaint
Cein Dempsey had abused gardai investigating a complaint

A teenager who subjected gardai to possibly "the most foul-mouthed abuse" a judge had heard in 10 years has been left without a criminal record.

Cein Dempsey (19), whose tirade had a "degree of venom" that Judge David McHugh said he had rarely heard, had charges dismissed under the Probation Act after he apologised to gardai and carried out 50 hours of voluntary work.

Apprentice plumber Demp-sey, of Abbeywood Court, Luc-an, admitted breach of the peace and failing to obey garda directions.

The case was heard previously at Blanchardstown District Court.

When it came back before Judge McHugh, he was told that a letter of apology had been given to gardai, and voluntary work had been undertaken by the teenager.

Dempsey had also donated €100 to charity.

Irate

Earlier, Gda Sgt Maria Callaghan said gardai were investigating a complaint at Castle Road, Lucan, on March 19 last year.

They asked to search a group of people, and Dempsey said: "What the f**k do you want? Do you have nothing better to do?"

He appeared irate, and after the search he was told to leave the area.

"I ain't going any f**king where, I'm directing you out of here. Get into your cop car and f**k off, you d***head," Dempsey had replied.

He had no previous convictions.

"I have sat on the bench for 10 years and I have rarely heard such a degree of venom to come from a person's mouth," Judge McHugh said.

"This was possibly the most foul-mouthed abuse to a garda I have heard in 10 years."

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