A YOUNG man told gardai to "pick on someone their own size" when they were dealing with a public order incident in Dublin city centre.
Craig Mooney (25) was arrested and charged with causing a breach of the peace and failing to obey garda directions.
The accused, a carpenter of Drumcliffe Road, Cabra, pleaded guilty to the offences in Dame Street last November 15.
Dublin District Court heard he had too much to drink and was a "nuisance" on the night.
He had been working in Australia and it was his first night out with friends since he returned.
Judge Michael Walsh struck the charges out, leaving him without convictions after he donated €500 to charity.
Drunk labourer is fined €500
A LABOURER got drunk and caused a breach of the peace, a court heard.
Simon Corrigan (26) was fined €500 by Judge John Coughlan when he appeared before Tallaght District Court.
The defendant, of Forest Hills, Rathcoole, admitted public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour at Rossfield Park, Tallaght, on October 13 last year.
The court heard the defendant had 10 previous convictions.
Defence lawyer George Burns said Corrigan works part-time as a labourer in a quarry and was very sorry for his behaviour.
Man for trial on assault charge
A MAN has been sent for trial accused of assaulting a woman in Dublin city centre.
Sean McKevitt (29) had a book of evidence served on him at Dublin District Court.
Mr McKevitt, of no fixed address, is charged with assault causing harm to a woman in Temple Bar Square on May 5 last year.
Judge Michael Walsh gave him the formal notice that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.
He returned him for trial to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.