Naas District Court slams 2 men drinking in derelict Newbridge building

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Naas District Court slams 2 men drinking in derelict Newbridge building
17:00 Sunday 9th of December 2018

A Naas District Court Judge slammed two men with families and a home who he said 'stooped that low to get an extra can of beer.'

Sgt Brian Jacob outlined to Naas District Court how on December 1, 2018, in Newbridge, two men were found in a derelict property by Gardaí in a 'highly intoxicated state.'

Sgt Jacob said: "They were using it as a doss house."

Aisling Murphy B.L. said:"They have been in the country for three years. They are mortified."

Sgt Jacob outlined how the accused had to slightly push a door in to access the property.

He said that they made full admissions.

Ms Murphy said: "They are mortified about this. They both have families here, it was alcohol."

Judge Desmond Zaidan said:"I might improve their accommodation  and send them to prison."

Defence said that they spent a few hours in a cell on the night.

Addressing the accused Judge Zaidan said: "How much money do they spend on alcohol that they could spend on their wife and kids.?"

Defence said that they do not drink that often and they do not know how much money they spent on alcohol on the night.

She said: "They apologised to Gardaí on the night."

Judge Zaidan said: "To stoop that low for an extra can of beer."

He imposed a €300 fine each, they were given six months to pay.

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