A 41-year-old Kilflynn man has been ordered to pay €1,500 compensation to a man he assaulted after coming home from the pub.
Father of two Mike Ryan of Upper Tullig, Kilflynn apologised for the incident, but claims he’s owned over €5,000 by the victim Brian Mulvihill.
Tralee District Court heard the two men had been childhood friends but had been drinking when the incident happened on the 18th of January.
When they got out of a taxi at Brian Mulvihill’s house at Stack’s Mountain, Kilflynn, it’s alleged Mr Ryan pushed Mr Mulvihill against a car and broke the car window; the victim, in his late 60s, received cuts.
Solicitor Padraig O’Connell said his client Mike Ryan had just wanted to get paid for work he carried out for Mr Mulvihill two years ago, totalling €5,566, but solicitor for Brian Mulvihill, Pat Mann said this wasn’t accepted.
Padraig O’Connell said his client, who is a small plant hire operator, had apologisied and paid €200 for damage caused to Mr Mulvihill’s sister’s car.
Judge James O’Connor ordered Mike Ryan pay €4,000 in compensation as it was a serious assault.
The case was adjourned until next Wednesday and he must pay €1,500 by then.