Teenager told to apologise to gardai

A 19-year-old who was part of a hostile crowd that charged and threatened members of the Armed Garda Emergency Response Unit at the scene of a dispute between two feuding parties on the Hyde Road, on June 3, appeared in court.

Michael Harty, 50 Johnsgate, Pennywell, was said to have been drunk and disorderly at the scene as gardai attempted to quell the feud.
When the hostile crowd was ordered to disperse, Harty was said to have been uncooperative and unsteady on his feet.
He was arrested and charged after threatening gardai.
Judge Eamon O’Brien convicted and fined the accused €200 and ordered him to apologise to gardai, a practice, he said, that persons appearing on breaches of public order should begin.