Sentencing adjourned again for four people charged with public disorder in Killarney estate

Sentencing has been adjourned again in the case of four young people charged with public disorder in a Killarney housing estate.

20-year-old Neil O’Mahony of 178 Ballyspillane, 22-year-old Stephanie McCarthy and 19-year-old Denis McCarthy of 180 Ballyspillane, and 21-year-old Mark O’Callaghan of Knocklee, Camp, were all before Tralee Circuit Criminal Court.

They’re charged with offences which include being drunk, obstructing the peace, and threatening and insulting behaviour on the 1st and 2nd of December 2015.
The court previously heard a number of complaints were made to gardaí about rowdiness and noise, as a group of young people had gathered, drinking alcohol in an open green area in the Ballyspillane housing estate in Killarney on the night of the 1st of December 2015.

Gardaí attended and directed the youths to quieten down; but they had to return twice more.

On the third occasion Mark O’Callaghan punched a Garda and was arrested, however the three other accused Neil O’Mahony, Stephanie McCarthy, and Denis McCarthy tried to stop this.

The court was told all four have since repeatedly broken curfews imposed by the court.

Probation reports read out in court heard all four would benefit from probation supervision.

They were due to be sentenced, however Judge Tom O’Donnell has now adjourned sentencing until the 3rd of April in light of the probation reports and the breaches of curfews.

He said if any of them break curfews all four will be back before the court immediately.