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Four months' jail for smashing wing mirror

A YOUNG man who broke the wing mirror off a car at a railway station was upset because he'd had a fight with his girlfriend, a court heard.

Daniel McCormack (23) got off the train at Malahide station, and broke the mirror of a parked car, causing €511 worth of damage.

A judge fined McCormack €500, ordered him to pay compensation of €511 and sentenced him to four months in prison.

McCormack, of Kenure Park in Rush, admitted before Swords District Court to damaging a wing mirror of a car belonging to Tara O'Connor on April 20 last.

The incident took place in the car park of Malahide Railway Station.

The court heard McCormack had 49 previous convictions.


Defence lawyer Patrick Jackson said McCormack immediately admitted that he had damaged the wing mirror, an incident which occurred after he had been drinking and fighting with his girlfriend.

Mr Jackson said McCormack was originally from Blanchardstown but he kept getting into trouble as a juvenile so his family moved to Rush when he was 18 to take him away from the environment.

However, McCormack kept in touch with his friends from Blanchards-town and continued to get into trouble.

Mr Jackson said McCormack worked for a number of years in a flooring company and as a trainee carpenter.

Judge Patrick Brady ordered him to pay compensation of €511, fined him €500 and sentenced him to four months in prison.