03 Oct 2022

Tipperary court: judge says young Nenagh man's record is 'not good'

Tipperary court: judge says young Nenagh man's record is 'not good'

Judge Elizabeth MacGrath

A young Nenagh man was intoxicated and fighting with another youth in the town, Nenagh Court was told.

Ruarc Gleeson, 21, of Tullaheady, Nenagh, pleaded to being intoxicated in public and threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour at Silver Street, Nenagh, on June 1, 2018.

The court heard Mr Gleeson was arrested after the Gardai had been called to a disturbance on the street where they found him fighting.

The court was told that Mr Gleeson had 20 previous convictions.

His solicitor, Elizabeth McKeever, told Judge Elizabeth MacGrath that the court had given her client a chance on the last occasion he was before it.

“He has been out of trouble until last week when he has been using drugs again,” said Ms McKeever.

She said it was “most unfortunate” that Mr Gleeson found himself before the court again, but said it was due to his addiction issues.

“He realises he has an addiction problem,” said Ms McKeever,

Judge MacGrath said she noted that Mr Gleeson's record was “not good” and warned him he was “heading down a destructive path”.

“You need to take control,” she warned, saying Mr Gleeson had “created a lot of pain”. Judge MacGrath ordered a probation report for the September 14 court.

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