A FATHER OF FIVE before the District Court on public order charges admitted that he was becoming ' long in the tooth' for the sort of misbehaviour described to Judge Gerard Haughton.
37-year-old Patrick Dwyer of 9 Cluain Caisleán in Ferns entered a plea of guilty to a charge of threatening/abusive behaviour. The last court sitting before Christmas heard how he was discovered shouting obscenities outside O'Loughlin's pub in Ferns, from which he was barred on July 1.
He continued to be aggressive, so he was arrested by Garda Michael Dunne who then had to endure Dwyer's threats on the way to the barracks in Enniscorthy. Garda Inspector Pat Cody added up 37 previous convictions on the defendant's record. The list included three similar episodes as well as motoring offences.
The judge was told that the accused had a row with his brother-in-law on the night in question. A three month prison term was recorded but Dwyer left the courthouse in Gorey with a smile on his face after the sentence was suspended and he was spared Christmas behind bars.
He signed a bond agreeing to be of good behaviour for twelve months.