Sallins man broke barrier at Donadea Forest

A MAN who went to Donadea Forest Park at midnight on Halloween night appeared at Naas District Court last Wednesday, November 7, charged with three offences under the Public Order Act.

A MAN who went to Donadea Forest Park at midnight on Halloween night appeared at Naas District Court last Wednesday, November 7, charged with three offences under the Public Order Act.

Martin Maher, whose address is listed as 19 Castlefen, Sallins, was with a group of men who went to the Park that night.

He broke the plastic entrance barrier, causing E1,250 worth of damage, but was spotted on CCTV.

Sgt. Paul Reilly told Judge Desmond Zaidan that when arrested the defendant had apologised for what he had done, but admitted he had no recollection of some of it.

On the night, Gardai were called after a security company spotted the defendant on CCTV carmeas. #

When they arrived Mr. Maher was found very intoxicated.

He resisted arrested and had to be pepper-sprayed.

He also gave a false name.

He has three previous convictions

“That’s pure thuggery,” Judge Desmond Zaidan noted.

“It’s just an awful amount of drink,” the defendant replied.

Mr. Maher has previous convictions for Public Order offences.

He was given until February next to get and pay the E1,250 in compensation.

“If you don’t you could go to jail,” Judge Zaidan told him.