Limerick man gets suspended jail sentence for attack on uncle

Kilmallock District Court

A KILMALLOCK man who assaulted his uncle by hitting him on the head, causing a bleeding wound over his eye, was sentenced to three weeks in jail in a Limerick court.

Peter O’Mahony (28), of Glenfield House, Kilmallock, had previously appeared before Kilmallock District Court on charges of assaulting Michael O’Mahony at Bawtard North on April 13 2021.

He was also accused of stealing a twin-axel trailer, which investigating Garda Elaine O’Donovan told Judge Patricia Harney had been recovered.

When O’Mahony appeared before the court on the last occasion, Judge Harney adjourned the matter for a probation report.

During the hearing she was told that the accused has ten previous convictions, including convictions for public order offences and road traffic offences.

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Mr O’Mahony’s solicitor, Michael O’Donnell, told the court that while the matter was “very serious” it happened two years ago and here has been no interaction between the parties since.

Judge Harney imposed the prison sentence but suspended it for one year on condition that O’Mahony does not get into any trouble with the law in that time. She also fixed bail for an appeal, should there be one, at a bond of €100.