Tallaght gambler smashed three TVs in bookies

Tallaght gambler smashed three TVs in bookies

By Brendan Grehan

A GAMBLER who lost money in a bookies and then smashed three televisions worth €1,200 has told Tallaght Court that he does not intend to pay any compensation.

Daniel Sheekey told Judge John Coughlan that he wanted to be put in Mountjoy.

Boyle sports Belgard Sq. 13 october 2016

Judge Coughlan remanded Sheekey on continuing bail to a date in December for payment of compensation.

Sheekey, aged 32, with an address at Donomore Park, Tallaght, pleaded guilty to smashing three Philips 28-inch widescreen televisions at Boyle Sports, Belgard Square, Tallaght, on July 24, 2016.

Sergeant Eithne Madden told Judge Coughlan that Sheekey had been gambling in Boyle Sports and had lost “a good bit of money”.

She said there was a disagreement and Sheekey then damaged the three television sets.

The damage came to €1,200, the sergeant said.

Judge Coughlan asked if there was any compensation in court. Sheekey’s solicitor, Eddie O’Connor, said his client didn’t have any money.

Pointing to the press bench, Sheekey told Judge Coughlan: “I lost my job over those over there, bad press.”

The judge told Sheekey: “You are the author of your own misfortune.”

Judge Coughlan asked Mr O’Connor how much time his client wanted to come up with the compensation.

Sheekey told the judge: “I won’t be paying compensation. If you want you can put me in Mountjoy.”

Judge Coughlan said he would put the case back to December for compensation.

Sheekey told the judge: “I won’t be paying any compensation. Did you not hear me.”

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