A Tralee man has promised the district court that he will cease speeding past his brother’s home and shining headlights into his house.
Gerard Griffin of Ballyseedy, Tralee gave the sworn undertaking following a civil application by An Garda Síochána who have been involved in the matter for over a year. Superintendent Jim O’Connor told Tralee District Court that Gerard Griffin and his brother Noel Griffin shared a bóithrín to their home at Ballyseedy. It’s alleged that Gerard Griffin engaged in anti-social behaviour by driving at speed along the road and that he shone the headlights of his car into the home of Noel Griffin and his wife, Denise. The court also heard that Mr Griffin had been abusive and threatening and put the couple in fear. Solicitor Pádraig O’Connell said there was a background to the case. The brothers were living cheek by jowl and his client may have transgressed but that he wouldn’t again. Mr Griffin had no previous convictions and was described as a hard-working man. He told Judge James O’Connor that he would desist from the behaviour. The matter was adjourned to December 16th with the State given liberty to apply to bring the matter back before the court again at 48 hours notice.