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court gavel book from PixabayA Tralee man has paid €1,500 in compensation to a man he assaulted on Christmas Eve 2013.

David Ward of 30 Hawley Park admitted assaulting James Lyons causing him harm outside the Four Seasons Bar in Tralee.

Mr Lyons needed eight stitches to his lip following the incident.

Solicitor for Mr Ward Pat Mann told the court his client had no previous convictions and came from the most extraordinary decent people.

Judge James O’Connor acknowledged payment of the compensation and adjourned the case to later in the year.