Drunk Limerick man tells ex-wife he will ‘wreck’ house

Donal O’Regan


Donal O’Regan

Kilmallock Court

Kilmallock Court

A MAN told his ex-wife if she didn’t let him into the house he would “wreck it”, Kilmallock Court heard.

Simon Casey, aged 38, of Bay 12, Clonlong Halting Site, Southill, was charged with intoxication and threatening abusive/insulting behaviour.

Garda John Ryan said on August 12, 2018, he received a number of calls from residents of The Meadows in Murroe.

“On arrival I met Simon Casey at his ex-wife’s house. She was inside. He was very intoxicated and threatening. He said, ‘If you don’t let me in I will wreck the house’. I eventually got him into the patrol car,” said Garda Ryan.

Liam Carroll BL, who represented Mr Casey, said there was obviously a level of alcohol consumption.

“He was on anti-depression medication and shouldn’t have been drinking. His memory of it is relatively limited. He is apologetic. He hasn’t been in trouble since 2016.

“That conduct - he doesn’t want to replicate it again. He has four kids and he wants to be a role model to them. He is somewhat disappointed in himself. He is on social welfare and has four dependants,” said Mr Carroll.    

Mr Casey was fined €400.