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Roland George was described as ‘a very quiet individual’. Photo; Gerry Mooney

Roland George was described as ‘a very quiet individual’. Photo; Gerry Mooney

Roland George was described as ‘a very quiet individual’. Photo; Gerry Mooney

A clubber glassed another man in a row on the dance floor, leaving him with a lacerated head, a court heard.

Roland George (34), a surveyor, struck the victim, a medical professional, over the head with a pint glass in a Dublin city centre club.

Judge Michael Walsh adjourned the case at Dublin District Court for an update on the victim's recovery.

George, of Galloping Green, Stillorgan Road, south Dublin, admitted assault causing harm.

The court heard gardai were called to Dicey's, at the Russell Court Hotel, on September 1.

They were told the accused had struck another man on the head with a pint glass.

The victim suffered a 2mm cut on the back of his head, some slight swelling and headaches. The wound healed naturally.

The victim was a medical professional and said he did not require treatment, Gda William McCarthy said.

What happened was "very uncharacteristic" of George, who was apologetic.

Alcohol

He had too much to drink and it was a "rush of blood to the head".

The victim was a "very quiet individual" who rarely went out and was "taken aback" by what happened.

However, he did not suffer any serious injury and bore no ill will to the accused, Gda McCarthy said.

George had no previous convictions, the court heard.

The accused had been dancing when the row broke out, his solicitor Michael French said.

Judge Walsh asked if there was a woman involved.

Mr French said there was not and alcohol had been the catalyst.

The accused worked as a surveyor and had been in Ireland for three years.

He had applied for positions in which garda vetting was required, and a conviction would adversely affect his career, Mr French said.

The court had previously heard that the injuries were minimal and the victim was "lucky in that regard".

Judge Walsh remanded the accused on continuing bail and adjourned the case until December 10.


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