Man who headbutted garda ‘lost the rag’ over welfare of his dog

Tralee courthouse A man who headbutted a garda and put his fist through the back window of a garda car has been ordered to make payments to the Garda Benevolent Fund and the court poor box. John Hayes of Mountain View, Firies, appeared at Tralee District Court in connection with a single-vehicle accident at Gleansharoon, Castleisland on September 27th, 2014. The court heard Mr Hayes had been angered by the lack of consideration given by gardaí to his dog which was in the rear of his car at the time of his crash.