Man with 99 previous convictions told garda to “f**k off”

Man with 99 previous convictions told garda to “f**k off”

A DUBLIN man who had a “tempestuous” relationship with his partner was arrested after being found arguing with her on a street on Valentine’s Day.

Thomas Hanrahan, who had 99 previous convictions, hurled abuse at gardai, calling them “pigs” when they intervened.

Hanrahan (34) pleaded guilty to public intoxication and threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

Dublin District Court heard the incident happened on Thomas Street at 7.50pm on February 14. Gardai saw the accused arguing with his partner.

When he was approached, he became abusive, telling gardai: “F**k off, it’s none of your business, pigs.”

Members of the public including children were present at the time.

Hanrahan, with an address at a hostel in Belfast, refused to move on, continued to act in a threatening manner, and was arrested.

He was under the influence of “something” at the time, his solicitor Michael Kelleher said.

Although Hanrahan’s relationship with his partner was “somewhat tempestuous”, they supported each other, Mr Kelleher added.

Hanrahan had recently been the victim of a serious assault that left him with a facial scar.

Judge Fiona Lydon adjourned the case for the production of a probation report.