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Drunken dad-of-7 spat at cell door

A FATHER-of-seven who was arrested for his drunken behaviour repeatedly kicked, punched and spat at a cell door, a court heard.

George Cormack (47) apologised for his behaviour, saying he had had far too much to drink.

A judge fined him €100.

The defendant, of Turnapin Grove in Cloghran, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to public drunkenness and violent behaviour in a garda station.

The incident took place on Naul Road, Ballymun and at Ballymun Garda Station on May 17 last.

Garda Sergeant Damien Galligan said gardai came across Cormack shortly before 10pm. He was very drunk, highly aggressive and tried to kick out at gardai. He was arrested and taken to Ballymun Garda Station, where he continued to kick, punch and spit at a cell door.

The court heard Cormack had nine previous convictions, mostly for public order matters.


Defence solicitor Conor Ruane said the defendant was a separated man with seven children, who he cared for at weekends. During the week he looked after an elderly neighbour and did his shopping.

The court heard that Cormack had a successful cleaning company but was currently unemployed due to the downturn in the economy. Judge Eamon O'Brien fined him €100.