Thursday 27 July 2017

Man breaks drink rule – on Facebook

Brendan Furlong

A MAN who was warned by a judge not to consume alcohol has been remanded in custody after he was seen drinking on Facebook.

Last month John Sinnott (57), of Coolamurray, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, was sentenced to two years for harassment.

Judge Barry Hickson, at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court, had adjourned sentence until yesterday on condition the accused attended Alcoholics Anonymous and stayed off alcohol.

But Sergeant Tom Murphy told the court he had received pictures, which were downloaded from Facebook, showing Sinnott appearing to consume alcohol.

He said this was not disputed by the defendant.

Judge Hickson said he would see what the defendant's attitude was on December 4 next. "I will give him time to reflect on this," he said.

Irish Independent

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