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Mum smashed glass into man's face in club

A young mum who seriously assaulted a man in a nightclub has been ordered to carry out 240 hours' community service.

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

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

Mr Boland was standing beside the bar in the club when a friend of Moroney threw a drink over him. He responded by throwing his drink over the friend and then Moroney hit him in the face with a glass.

Defence counsel Austin O'Briain BL said his client has no previous convictions and is a full-time mother to her 10-year-old child.

He added that she had entered an early guilty plea and had €2,000 in court as compensation.

Irish Independent