Killarney man assaulted partner while off methadone because medical card was revoked

A Killarney man has pleaded guilty to assaulting his partner, when he was off his drug addiction treatment because his medical card was revoked.
Aidan Cahill of 5 Grosvenor Court, High Street, Killarney was before Tralee Circuit Criminal Court charged with a serious assault causing harm to his partner at their home on the 16th of December last.

Twenty-seven-year-old Aidan Cahill is charged with the serious assault causing harm of the woman at their home at 5 Grosvenor Court, High Street, Killarney on the 16th of December last, contrary to Section 4 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Persons Act 1997.

The court heard Aidan Cahill, who has a significant drugs problem, and his partner were in a relationship and he was doing relatively well on methadone at the time of the incident.
His solicitor Padraig O’Connell says his client had been off his medication at the time due to his medical card being revoked.
He was arrested and has been in custody since.
The case was adjourned until the 3rd of April for the preparation of a GP report, and another from the HSE about his drug addiction treatment, as well as time to prepare a victim impact statement.