A Dublin man who ran at gardaí with a knife after assaulting his girlfriend has received a partially suspended sentence.
Noel O'Doherty (28) punched his then girlfriend when she told his mother she had cheated on him, as their group was returning from her 21st birthday celebrations.
Gardaí were called to the scene, where Dublin Fire Brigade officers were attending the young woman, when O'Doherty approached wielding a large kitchen knife.
O'Doherty, of Willow Wood Lawn, Hartstown, Clonsilla, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to assault causing harm and possessing a large kitchen knife with intent to cause injury to members of An Garda Síochána at Hartstown Road, Hartstown, on October 23, 2016. Judge Gerard Griffin sentenced him to two years imprisonment, but suspended the final six months provided he keep the peace and be of good behaviour and engage with probation services for three years.