02 Jul 2022

Man was a danger to himself in Laois town

Man was a danger to himself in Laois town

A man who appeared in court on two charges of intoxication was a danger to himself, Portlaoise district court heard on Thursday last. 

Philip Ryan, 48, of 32 Rushall, Mountrath, was charged with intoxication at Patrick Street, Mountrath on August 21, 2021 and intoxication at James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise on October 10, 2020. 

Sgt JJ Kirby told the court that Mr Ryan was asleep on a window sill in Mountrath and was a danger to himself and others. At James Fintan Lalor he had been asleep at the bus stop with a bottle of vodka in his pocket. 

Solicitor Barry Fitzgerald said Mr Ryan was originally from Tallaght but had been living in Laois. He was in the throes of difficulties with alcoholism at the time. 

Judge Miriam Walsh fined him €150 on each charge. 

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.