A man who could not accept the break-up of his relationship headbutted his former girlfriend, poured drinks over her and then sent her a series of vile text messages.
Kieran Callaghan appeared in court following the attacks on his former partner Martina Mulhern in Letterkenny.
The court heard how that although the relationship was brief, 33-year-old Callaghan could not accept the break-up.
After the relationship broke down, Callaghan approached Ms MUlhern on a number of occasions.
On July 2nd, 2017 in the Warehouse Bar, he approached her on two occasions and poured two drinks over her head.
On July 17th, Ms Mulhern was socialising in the Voodoo NIghtclub in Letterkenny when she was approached by Callaghan.
He headbutted the woman causing her swelling and bruising to her face.
Callaghan, of Garrison Hill in Killygordon also admitted sending a series of disgusting text messages to his former girlfriend.
Garda Inspector Barry Doyle said the text messages were very offensive and included “F*** you tramp. You rotten piece of s***. I hope you die a painful one”, “You are a pathetic lowlife scumbag I never loved you” and “I hope you fall off a cliff.”
The court was told that Callaghan had previously appeared in court for breaking a window in Ms Mulhern’s home in Ardara on the night he poured drinks over her head
Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian, said Callaghan had tendered an apology to Ms Mulhern and that it was sincere.
He said his client had been distraught and had experienced emotions of hopelessness and despair after the couple’s break-up.
Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 14th next and asked the court for a probation report and victim impact statement from Ms Mulhern.