Man fined €75 after pleading guilty to being drunk on street

Tue, Jan 8, 2013, 00:00

A man who said that he had illustrated poetry books for Michael D Higgins appeared on a charge of drunkenness in a public place at Wexford District Court yesterday

Michael Mulcahy, of Sycamore Close, Newlands, Wexford town, pleaded guilty before Judge William Hamell to being intoxicated on Main Street, Wexford, on December 19th.

The defendant, said Insp Pat Delaney, was found shouting and in a drunken state by gardaí on Main Street. Defence solicitor Eva Lalor told the court that the defendant admitted he was intoxicated on the day in question.

He is 60 years of age and has had a problem with alcohol.

When Judge Hamell asked where the defendant got the money for drink, Ms Lalor said he worked as an artist who had illustrated two poetry books for President Higgins.

Judge Hamell imposed a fine of €75.