Woman refused to keep the peace

A MONASTEREVIN woman who refused to be bound to the peace after fighting with another woman in the street has had her case sent forward for hearing at the District Court.

A MONASTEREVIN woman who refused to be bound to the peace after fighting with another woman in the street has had her case sent forward for hearing at the District Court.

Barbara O’Reilly, 18 Distillery Court, Monasterevin, “has always maintained her innocence” in relation to the incident, her solicitor said. The details of the case were outlined by Inspector Tom Finnerty at the court sitting of July 12, when the court heard that O’Reilly and another woman, Sarah Harrison, were embroiled in a confrontation outside Finlays Pub, Dublin Street, Monasterevin, on February 11 this year.

At that court sitting, Harrison agreed to be bound to the peace for 12 months, on her own bond of €100. O’Reilly refused to be bound and she appeared back before the court.

At last week’s sitting, garda evidence was given stating that the gardaí would be happy to adjourn her case for one year instead of binding her to the peace, to see if she comes to any further adverse attention.

“Is that fair?” asked Judge Catherine Staines. “The other person has had to enter a peace bond. If both are responsible they should be treated the same.”

The matter was put back to September 28.