Man jailed for 3½ years for manslaughter
A man has been jailed for 3½ years for manslaughter after striking a man who died from brain injuries after his head hit the ground.
Dean O'Reilly (26), Lower Sheriff Street, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the manslaughter of Barry Walsh (22) at Fairview Park on October 11th, 2009.
Judge Martin Nolan said he thought O'Reilly was a "young man of conscience" who did his best to tell gardaí what he had done on the night.
He sentenced him six years with the last 2½ years suspended for two years.