Probation Act for Tallaght teen who told garda to “suck his d**k”
By Brendan Grehan
A teenager who told a garda to “suck his d**k” has received the Probation Act in Tallaght Court.
The 17-year-old was accompanied in court by his mother. He has since become a father since the case was last before the court.
The teenager, who has an address in Tallaght, had been found guilty after a trial of failing to comply with Garda Brian O’Connor’s directions at a location in Tallaght on November 22, 2015.
Last July Judge Bridget Reilly had adjourned the case to this month for a probation report. Judge Reilly retired at the end of July 2016.
The court had heard that at 8.40pm on the above date, Garda O’Connor had been walking in the car park of a shopping centre when he heard “verbal abuse and profanities” coming from three males.
Garda O’Connor said they were screaming abuse and he approached the three males, one of whom was the defendant, and asked them to desist.
He said he could not tell which one of the males had been shouting the abuse.
He directed the three males to leave the area and to desist from their behaviour. Garda O’Connor had told the court that the teenager started to walk away and then turned around and told the garda to “suck his d**k”.
Judge Patricia McNamara told the teenager that it was a good report.
She asked if the teenager had come to any garda attention since the last incident.
Sergeant Michael Ahern said there had been a public order matter in February.
Judge McNamara said it was disappointing to hear.
The teenager’s solicitor, Michael Hennessy, said his client had since become a father and had started work with a construction firm.
Judge McNamara asked the teenager if he realised that if he was to receive a criminal conviction, he would have it for life.
The teenager replied: “Yes”.
Judge McNamara told the teenager that she was prepared to leave him without a conviction and applied the Probation Act.