BREAKING: Tipperary Garda receives suspended sentence for assaults

Anne O'Grady

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Anne O'Grady

Garda Brian Hanrahan

Garda Brian Hanrahan

A Garda found guilty of assaulting two women outside Nenagh has been given a suspended sentence at Nenagh District Court.

Garda Brian Hanrahan, 34, of Ballintotty, Nenagh, was found guilty by Judge Elizabeth MacGrath at Nenagh Court in February of assaulting Emer Kelly and Aisling King at Lisboney, Nenagh, on March 6, 2016, causing harm. The court had heard that a row had developed over a €15 fee that Mr Hanrahan had agreed to pay for a lift home from Nenagh following a night out socialising.

Today he was given a six month sentence suspended for 12 months for assault on Ms Kelly in own bond of €500, three months sentence suspended for 12 months for assault on Ms King. He was also ordered to pay witness expenses of €1,210. Recognizances were fixed in both cases in his own bond of €1,000.

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