Saturday 24 March 2018

Young man who was aggressive with gardai was 'lonely' and missing his late mother

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Eimear Cotter

A YOUNG man who was drunk and aggressive to gardai was "lonely" and missing his dead mother, a court heard.

Jason Farrell (27) has struggled to cope with his grief since his mother passed away five years ago.

His lawyer said Farrell was crying after his arrest, and was very vulnerable.

Judge Dermot Dempsey adjourned the matter for a probation report.

The defendant admitted before Swords District Court to public order offences at Malahide Road in Swords on August 8.

Garda Amanda King said Farrell had been refused entry to a pub.


Gda King said he was very drunk and became aggressive to security staff and gardai. She said Farrell, of Ardeevin Guesthouse in Swords, refused to give his personal details to gardai.

He also had to be handcuffed and restrained by officers.

Gda King said Farrell has since apologised for his behaviour.

Defence lawyer Annette Kealy said Farrell was crying after he was arrested, is feeling lonely and very vulnerable.

Ms Kealy said Farrell lost his mother five years ago and has not really coped with her loss. He moved out of the family home after her death and has been homeless since.

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