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Boxing fan got into argument with friend

A BOXING fan was arrested for his aggressive behaviour when he got into an argument with a friend after attending a bout at Dublin's O2 arena.

Ian Browne (22), had drunk too much and could not remember what the row was about, Dublin District Court heard.

Judge Michael Walsh fined him €200 after he pleaded guilty to a public order offence.

Browne, of Greenfort Lawns, Clondalkin admitted causing a breach of the peace at Aston Quay on July 20 last.


The court heard he was arrested for being aggressive at 2.50am. He had previous convictions, but none were for public order offences.

Browne, who is unemployed, had been attending the Conor McGregor boxing match at the O2 earlier on the night and drank to excess, his solicitor Lorraine Stephens said.

Ms Stephens said the defendant had an argument with a friend. However, she said that Browne did not know what it started over and he had very little recollection of it.

He had since apologised for wasting garda time.

Fining him, Judge Walsh said he would taken into consideration the fact that Browne had indicated his plea at the earliest opportunity.