Jail for man who beat OAP with umbrella
A VIOLENT criminal who inflicted a "savage beating" on an 81-year-old man with his own umbrella has been jailed for three years.
The umbrella broke while Joseph Dolan (pictured), of no fixed abode, was hitting the pensioner, Dundalk Circuit Court heard. Ten hours later, he stabbed a taxi driver.
He was sentenced to three years for each case, to run concurrently, and the final 18 months suspended on conditions.