Saturday 22 October 2016

Drunken patient had to be restrained when he threatened to kill hospital worker

Eimear Cotter

Published 23/07/2016 | 19:35

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A DRUNKEN patient who threatened to kill a hospital worker had been brought to the emergency department by gardai after he complained of feeling unwell.

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Mark Farrelly (44) had to be restrained by hospital security staff after he became aggressive.

Judge Patricia McNamara fined him €250 and ordered him to enter into a peace bond.

Farrelly admitted before Tall-aght District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour.

Gda Shane Egan said he was called to Tallaght Hospital on March 27 after security complained about a drunk male.

Gda Egan said Farrelly was highly intoxicated and told a staff member that he was going to kill him.

He said Farrelly was told to leave but he followed security officers, making aggressive gestures to them with his fists.

Gda Egan said gardai had encountered Farrelly earlier that day in Tallaght village and he had been "good-natured".

Farrelly, of Kilclare Gardens, Tallaght, later told gardai he was feeling unwell and they took him to the hospital.

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