Fined €250 for being drunk in public

Fined €250 for being drunk in public

A man who appeared before Longford District Court last week charged under the Public Order Act was convicted and fined €250. 

Garry Taaffe (44), St Matthew’s Park, Ballymahon, Co Longford appeared before Judge Seamus Hughes charged with being intoxicated in a public place at Main Street, Ballymahon on June 21, 2016.

During the brief court hearing, Judge Hughes was furnished with a Probation Report in respect of the defendant. 

Following his deliberations on the matter the Judge told the defendant “it appears you got sense Mr Taaffe”.

Judge Hughes subsequently convicted Mr Taaffe in respect of the charges before the court, and fined him accordingly before concluding matters.