‘Laurel and Hardy’ duo before court

A ‘Laurel and Hardy-esque double act’ who were in court for refusing to give their names and addresses to gardai were both fined €200 each at Naas District Court on Wednesday.

A ‘Laurel and Hardy-esque double act’ who were in court for refusing to give their names and addresses to gardai were both fined €200 each at Naas District Court on Wednesday.

Kevin Flynn of Old Paddocks, Blessington, Co Wicklow and John McGuire with an address listed as 83 Carrig Glen, Blessington - who was also charged with and threatening and abusive behaviour to gardai - came to the attention of Blessington gardai on November, 29, 2011 at Town Square, Blessington during an arrest of a third party. The court heard Mr McGuire ‘stuck his fingers up’ at the patrol car. The solicitor for the defendants, Conal Boyce, described the pair as a ‘Laurel and Hardy-esque double act’ who have since been advised to separate. The court heard that on the night in question a third party, a female, had caused an incident and was being arrested by gardai at the time. “It was the arrest of the female that caused it,” he said. “They were acting up on the night and I am to apologise to gardai. They are sorry. It was a stupid thing to do.”