A young man, who was before Athy District Court on Tuesday last for breaching a barring order against his mother, has since learned his lesson.
The man, with an address in the Athy area, breached the barring order on September 8 last. The court heard that his mother had applied for a barring order against her son "to teach him a lesson".
He had been drinking and smoking, the court heard, and his mother wanted him to stop. The son is due to go to Poland for work very soon and he has not done anything to upset his mother since.
The defendant's mother was in court last Tuesday, and she told Judge Zaidan that she thinks Poland will be a good experience for her son. The solicitor for the defendant, Conal Boyce, told the court that the defendant's parents are separated and that his client can not go to his mother's home, but must stay with his dad since the barring order was imposed.
The defendant, who was standing in the dock, then reached out to his mother and told her : "Mammy thank you so much. I am sorry and I love you to bits."
Judge Zaidan agreed that the defendant had learned his lesson.
"If you have forgiven your son and you need to vacate the barring order, you need to contact the Court Offices in Naas and it will be put back on my list to vacate."
The defendant's mother said that was what she wanted to do.