Monday 23 July 2018

Pub brawl victimrefused to complain

The victim of a pub brawl and the manager of the establishment refused to make formal complaints to gardai after the incident, a court has heard.

Anthony Harte (24) admitted involvement in the fight.

Harte, of Stephen's Road, Inchicore, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to violent disorder at Morrisey's Pub, Cork Street, on January 7 last year.

Two other men have been charged with involvement in the brawl and are due before the court at a future date.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring adjourned sentencing until October.

Gda Seamus O'Donovan told James Dwyer BL, prosecuting, that the three men were drinking in the pub after a funeral.


He said CCTV shows one man allegedly approaching another named Christopher Conlon and slapping him.

He said an altercation followed, and Harte is shown punching the victim several times and kicking him.

Harte also admitted handling three stolen motorbikes valued at €25,000.

Darren Foster (35) of Clonliffe Road, and Richard O'Reilly (29) of Windmill Road, Crumlin, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods in the same incident.

Judge Ring sentenced Foster to two years in prison but suspended it, and adjourned O'Reilly's sentencing.

Harte is also facing sentencing for handling three stolen motorbikes valued at €25,000.


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