Wednesday 18 October 2017

Mum left victim scarred for life after glass attack

Conor Gallagher

A YOUNG mother who seriously assaulted a man in a nightclub has been told to "woman up" and apologise to her victim.

Maria Moroney (28) smashed a glass into the man's forehead, leaving him with a permanent scar and temporary facial paralysis.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring suggested Moroney apologise in court to victim Mark Boland (27).

"In other quarters they might use the phrase 'man up' but this is a case where she should woman up," the judge said.

Moroney made a tearful apology to Mr Boland and said she understood that he would be reminded of what she did every time he looked in the mirror. The victim told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that he did not want her to go to jail.

Moroney, of Pembroke Cottages, Donnybrook, Dublin, pleaded guilty to assault causing serious harm at The Palace Nightclub, Camden Street on October 23, 2011.

The judge adjourned the matter until May.

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