A WOMAN respected for her charity work with the homeless told a Garda who presented her with a charge sheet to “shove it up your h**e,” a court heard.
Pauline Casey (31), of 75 St Munchin’s Street, St Mary’s Park, appeared before Limerick District Court in Mulgrave Street on charges of public order offences and abusing Gardaí.
The first of the charges related to an incident on July 25 when Gardaí were called and found her “very intoxicated and banging on the window of a car shouting at her ex-partner. She was very abusive,” Judge Patricia Harney was told.
On another occasion, at the homecoming of the victorious Limerick team, Ms Casey was on Parnell Street in the city and was intoxicated to an extent which “made her a danger to herself and others”.
“She became abusive to Gardaí. There were children present for the team homecoming,” the court was told.
On May 10, Gardaí asked her to leave a location on Cruises Street when she “became abusive and made various comments,” it was stated before the court.
Judge Harney was told Ms Casey has 137 previous convictions.
Her solicitor said in mitigation that Ms Casey had pleaded guilty to the charges and that “she was going through a period of substance abuse”.
“She was very involved in charity work and worked with the homeless. She was in a toxic relationship. She struggles with her addiction and it pulled her down”.
Judge Harney sentenced Ms Casey to a total of six weeks in jail, remarking that “Gardaí do not have to put up with this abuse” or her “charming linguistics”.