The defendant turned his back on the guard, held his hands up and said to him, ‘Arrest me. You are worse than the Russians, you Ukrainian prick’.
Solicitor Barry Callan said his client was living in Dundalk for twenty years and had worked as a night porter in a ‘local hotel’, a job he had to give up to care for his mother who passed away in 2018.
He struggled with alcohol and was ‘at a low ebb’ on this occasion.
In addition to the fine, charges of being intoxicated in public and failing to comply with the direction of a garda were taken into consideration.