A young Dungloe man who has started a new life in Australia has been fined €250 for using threatening and abusive language outside a Letterkenny Hotel.gavel1

Robert Hanlon, 19, was spotted by Gardai arguing with a man outside Dillon’s Courtyard Hotel at 2.40am on March 15th last year.

Gardai said he was acting in an aggressive manner and he was asked to move on.

He was again asked to move on but Hanlon, of Pole Road, Meenmore, Dungloe, refused and was eventually arrested.

The accused man’s solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client was now living in Perth, Australia and was making a new life for himself.

He said he had given him detailed instructions to pass onto the court saying that he had been employed for six months and had not been in any kind of trouble since arriving in Australia.

“He acknowledges alcohol is a problem and he has apologised to Gardai,” said Mr Dorrian.

Judge Paul Kelly said he was prepared to deal with the matter by way of a fine if Hanlon lodged €250 with the court.




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