Published 11/12/2012 | 12:40
TWIN SISTERS who were abusive with door staff at the Wright Venue, Airside Swords and with gardai pleaded guilty to public order offences at Swords District Court last week.
Louise Sheridan, Shanliss Park, Santry and Jennifer Sheridan, Shangan Green, Ballymun, both aged 23, were both drunk and aggressive with security staff outside the venue when gardai arrived on the night of October 29. Louise had lost her shoes and handbag inside the nightclub and the argument arose over the twins' attempts to be allowed back into the club to find the property. The court heard that Louise, who was aggressive and abusive to the gardai for 15 minutes, refused to follow directions to leave the area. She apologised to the gardai in court for her behaviour on the night which she accepted was alochol fuelled and was out of order. Jennifer also shouted abuse at the gardai when she was asked to go home and she continued being abusive after her arrest. Valerie Buckley, solicitor for Jennifer Sheridan said that as her client hopes to travel to Australia next year, she asked the court to consider accepting a charitable contribution. The court heard that while she has no prior convictions, she has been cautioned by the gardai twice in the past over public order offences. Judge Dermot Dempsey repsonded that she had two previous opportunities and she was now looking for a third one which the District Court was not willing to give her. 'She would be a great advertisement for people going to Australia with that type of behaviour,' stated Judge Dempsey. 'In the circumstances I am not prepared to accept any charitable contribution and I will convict; she seems to have the totally wrong attitude.' Jennifer Sheridan was then fined €100 for being drunk in public and €200 for using threatening and abusive language and behaviour. As Louise Sheridan has two prior convictions, Judge Dempsey imposed a one month sentence which will remain suspended provided she keeps the peace and is of good behaviour for six months.