THE “very fractious relationship” between a Portlaoise man and his ex-partner landed the man before the recent district court on public order charges.
Christopher O’Brien, of 59 Hillview Drive, Knockmay, is already serving a sentence for assaulting the woman, who is the mother of his child. He appeared in custody last week, charged with using threatening behaviour in public and failure to comply with the direction of the gardaí, at St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, on June 2 last year.
Inspector Declan Dunne gave evidence that O’Brien was standing in the street outside the woman’s house, roaring and shouting. He was ordered to leave the scene by gardaí, but refused to do so.
O’Brien has 40 previous convictions.
Solicitor, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick admitted O’Brien had a very fractious relationship with the mother of his child, but she said they have now reconciled and are trying to do their best for their son.
“He’s not proud of his actions,” Ms Fitzpatrick said.
Judge Alan Mitchell imposed sentences of one month and two months, to run concurrent.