A Killarney man, who was found in a coffee shop when staff arrived to open up, has been told to offer €500 in compensation for the upset and trauma he caused.
Daniel Kissane with an address at 3 Coultry Green, Ballymun, Dublin 11 pleaded guilty to trespassing at Costa Coffee, The Mall, Tralee, on December 19th. Tralee District Court heard he found the door of the premises unlocked when he had been sleeping in the doorway. Daniel Kissane, who was born in Killarney, had been visiting his mother’s grave but his accommodation fell through, Tralee District Court heard. His solicitor Pádraig O’Connell said Mr Kissane, who is on several types of medication and in receipt of disability allowance, had been in the doorway of Costa Coffee, when he realised the door was unlocked and went inside. Mr O’Connell said there was no damage or injury caused but Mr Kissane accepted his actions were likely to cause fear. He said he apologised to the court. Judge James O’Connor refused an offer by the accused to pay €100 in compensation, saying this was not enough for the shock, trauma and upset caused. He remanded him on continuing bail to appear before the court again on June 22nd.