Saturday 19 August 2017

Accountant’s shoulder charge broke man’s wrist on night out

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Eimear Cotter

An accountant “shoulder charged” another man and knocked him to the ground during a Christmas night out.

Ryan McGreevy (30) left the man with a double fracture to the left wrist.

The victim, who is left-handed, told Dublin District Court that he was out of work for four weeks.

He also said McGreevy had apologised for his behaviour and he did not want him to have a criminal record.

Judge Kathryn Hutton ordered McGreevy to pay €2,500 compensation to the victim and said she would apply the Probation Act, leaving the defendant without a conviction.

McGreevy, of Howth Road, Clontarf, admitted to seriously assaulting Ciaran Glennon at Wexford Street, Dublin 2, on December 12, 2015.

Gda Brian Quinn said that he was on patrol when he was called out to a public order incident.

He spoke to Mr Glennon, who had a significant injury to the left wrist.

He said Mr Glennon was waiting for a taxi with his wife and a friend when there was an altercation between two strangers.

His friend stepped in to try to separate the men, but McGreevy became aggressive towards the friend.

Gda Quinn said Mr Glennon went to remove his friend.

However, McGreevy confronted Mr Glennon, “shoulder charged” him and forced him to the ground.

Gda Quinn said Mr Glennon suffered a double fracture to his left wrist, but he has made a full recovery.

In a victim impact statement, Mr Glennon said that, on the night in question, he had nothing to do with the defendant.

McGreevy’s solicitor said he works for a financial institution and is due to complete his final exams in accountancy this June.

She said McGreevy was “shocked” at his behaviour and had shown remorse for it.

She added that the defendant had been on a Christmas night out, had come straight from work and was “quite intoxicated”.

The court also heard that a criminal conviction would jeopardise McGreevy’s employment.

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