The manager of a Killarney hotel has described as ‘shocking’ the suspended sentences handed down to the people involved in violent disorder and the assault of gardaí in the venue two years ago.
This week, three people received suspended sentences in relation to the incident at the then Quality Hotel, Killarney in May 2013.
Two gardaí were assaulted, bottles and glass ashtrays were thrown, staff sustained numerous injuries and one of the accused had to be pepper-sprayed into submission.
Patrick Dinan, Mary Dinan and Mary Anne Dinan from Mallow all pleaded guilty to several charges and apologised for their actions in court.
Hotel manager Aidan Moynihan says it was a shocking incident for his staff, who were singled out for praise by the sentencing judge, Tom O’Donnell.
Speaking to Jerry O’Sullivan on Kerry Today earlier, Mr Moynihan said the sentences handed down were shocking:
The court had been told during the case that a lorry load of drink had been consumed on the evening in question.
Aidan Moynihan said this doesn’t take into account what any patron consumes themselves in private: