Wednesday 17 January 2018

Shut Central Bank Plaza at night to stop fighting, says judge

The Central Bank in Dublin
The Central Bank in Dublin

By Andrew Phelan

DUBLIN'S Central Bank Plaza should be closed to the public after midnight, a judge has said in a public order case.

Judge Hugh O'Donnell was remarking in the case of a 22-year-old barman arrested for fighting with another man at the plaza  at the plaza in the early hours of the morning.

Kevin Moran (22) had the case against him adjourned for payment of a €300 charity contribution.

Moran, with an address at Hermitage Gardens, Lucan, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour to cause a breach of the peace

Garda Kevin Cassidy said the accused was observed in a fight with another man. He was intoxicated but co-operative when arrested.

Judge O'Donnell said the plaza should be closed from 12am to 7am.

He adjourned the case to December 18, ordering the accused to pay €300 to charity to avoid a conviction.

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