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Gardai were called to the pub after it was reported that a man was acting in an abusive manner. (Stock photo)

Gardai were called to the pub after it was reported that a man was acting in an abusive manner. (Stock photo)

Gardai were called to the pub after it was reported that a man was acting in an abusive manner. (Stock photo)

A man arrested for hurling abuse in a Dublin pub was having marital problems and finding it hard to cope, a court has heard.

Peter McFeely (26) was put on a one-year peace bond when he admitted public order offences.

McFeely, of Sheepmoor Green, Dublin 15, pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

He also admitted failing to obey garda directions at Wetherspoons, West End Village, Blanchardstown, on August 8.

Dublin District Court heard gardai were called there after it was reported that a man was acting in an abusive manner.

Struggling

McFeely was told to leave the area and failed to do so.

The accused was "experiencing some problems" in his marriage and was out of the family home, his solicitor Damien Coffey said.

He accepted his behaviour on the night was "completely out of order".

He had got married quite young, that marriage was in difficulty and he was struggling to cope.

McFeely, who had worked as a kitchen porter and a chef, had co-operated after his arrest. He suffered from depression and did not normally drink.


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