Gort man sentenced for damage to Galway Garda station

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A Gort man was sentenced by Galway District Court on Monday for causing criminal damage to Galway Garda station last month.

George O’Connor (36), of Lavally, Gort was charged with causing approximately €90 of damage to a door window pane in the station’s public office on the night of March 26th.

Garda Brady, who conducted the arrest, told the court that at around 11pm he found Mr. O’Connor alone in the public office, banging on the door separating it from the rest of the station.

He was instructed to cease and to leave the station by Garda Brady.

Shortly afterwards Garda Brady heard more noise and returned to find the door window cracked with Mr. O’Connor still alone in the public office.

Mr. O’Connor told the court he’d been drinking heavily that night and had no recollection of events, “I can’t say I did it, I can’t say I didn’t do it.”

While testifying, Mr. O’Connor said that if he was responsible for the damages then he wanted to apologise to the Gardaí for his actions.

Judge Mary Fahy handed down a one month sentence, telling Mr O’Connor that he was the only one present and was clearly responsible.