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Grandad assaulted Temple Bar bouncer

A GRANDFATHER assaulted a pub doorman because he wrongly thought he was being refused entry because he was a Traveller.

William Corcoran (47) tried to punch the bouncer, but did not make contact or injure him.

Judge Victor Blake gave him a three-month suspended sentence at Dublin District Court.

Corcoran, of Lynch's Lane, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to assaulting the doorman at Gogarty's Pub, Temple Bar on April 30 last.

The court heard Corcoran had been out socialising when his son was refused entry because he had no ID, and his nephew was then turned away because he was "not properly attired".

Corcoran then mistakenly believed he was being excluded because he was a Traveller.