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fast-food brawl Man 'put hands up' over his role in brawl at Burger King as chairs sent flying


Robert Prunila pleaded guilty and made a €400 charity donation

Robert Prunila pleaded guilty and made a €400 charity donation

Robert Prunila pleaded guilty and made a €400 charity donation

A YOUNG man was among a group of people arrested when a row in a fast-food restaurant escalated into violence, with chairs being thrown around.

Robert Prunila (21) admitted his part in the brawl, which happened "on a night out".

Construction worker Prunila, of Castlecurragh Heath, Mulhuddart, pleaded guilty to violent disorder.

Judge Bryan Smyth struck the charge out, leaving him without a conviction, after he made a €400 charity donation.

Dublin District Court heard a dispute broke out between two groups of people at a Burger King restaurant on O'Connell Street at 3.55am on December 1, 2019.

A fight ensued, resulting in chairs being "thrown around the place", a garda sergeant said.

Gardaí were called and the accused was arrested. He had no previous convictions.

Prunila, who "did not go out that often", was on a night out, alcohol was involved and the incident escalated, his solicitor said.

The accused had "put his hands up" and admitted his part in what happened.

He was not working, and a criminal conviction could affect his future job prospects, the solicitor said.

Judge Smyth said he considered the case a "serious enough matter".

The sergeant said the acc- used had since contacted gardaí and apologised.

Judge Smyth said he would give Prunila a chance, but warned that if he came before the court again the case could be brought to the attention of the presiding judge.

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