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26 Jun 2022

Offaly woman who abused Gardaí appears in court

The woman was drunk in public

Offaly woman who abused Gardaí appears in court

Offaly woman who abused Gardaí appears in court

An Offaly woman who was found to be drunk in public in Roscrea has been fined by Nenagh Court.

Majella Hehir of 18 Hillbrook View, Crinkle, County Offaly, pleaded to being intoxicated in public at Castle Street, Roscrea, on July 20, 2017 and to giving the Gardai a false name on the same occasion.

The court heard that the Gardai were called to Castle Street where an ambulance crew were dealing with two people.

Ms Hehir became abusive towards the Gardaí and was brought to the Garda station, where she continued to be abusive and gave a false name.

Solicitor for Ms Hehir, Elizabeth McKeever, said that her client was 34 years old and had two children aged 17 and 15 years.

Ms Hehir had been with her brother on the night and things “got out of hand. I don't think you will see her here again,” the solicitor added.

Ms McKeever said that Ms Hehir's brother had been dealt with and had been fined €150 and ordered to carry out 80 hours community service.

Judge Elizabeth MacGrath fined Ms Hehir €150 for being drunk in public and a further €150 for giving a false name to the Gardai.

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