Gardai observed fight on Christmas night in County Limerick town

Kilmallock Court heard that gardai observed a man fighting with another male in the early hours of St Stephen’s Day

Kilmallock Court heard that gardai observed a man fighting with another male in the early hours of St Stephen’s Day

GARDAI observed a man fighting with another male in the early hours of St Stephen’s Day in a County Limerick town, a court has heard.

Charlie Gore, aged 26, of Roches Road, Rathkeale, pleaded guilty to intoxication at Kilmallock Court.

Inspector Liz Kennedy said at 1am on December 26, 2018, gardai observed the defendant fighting with another male on Roches Road, Rathkeale.

“He was extremely intoxicated. He was arrested for his own safety,” said Insp Kennedy.

Kevin Power, solicitor for Mr Gore, said his client is 26 and works in Germany.

“He was back for the holidays. He is not a drinker as such - it didn’t agree with him. He shouldn’t have been in that situation. He wishes to go back to Germany to go back to work. He apologises to the gardai and to the court,” said Mr Power.

Judge Marian O’Leary said if Mr Gore paid €300 to the court poor box she would strike the matter out.