Fair City actor to be sentenced for assaulting former partner

Patrick Fitzpatrick (33) played Carrigstown gangster Zumo Bishop for six years

An actor who starred in RTÉ’s Fair City has been remanded on continuing bail pending sentencing for attacking his former partner.

Patrick Fitzpatrick (33), who played Zumo Bishop for six years in the show, appeared again at Dublin District Court on Wednesday.

He was told by Judge Deirdre Gearty that sentencing would have to be be adjourned.

Fitzpatrick's case has to be dealt with by Judge John Lindsay who heard evidence on an earlier date. However, he was not presiding at the court on Wednesday.


The actor was told his case will be listed again next week for mention only when it is expected that a date for sentencing can be set.

He did not address the court during the brief hearing on Wednesday.

Fitzpatrick has entered a guilty plea to assault causing harm to Theresa Gannon at his home at Hollytree Terrace, Ballymun, on September 4th, 2015.

The charge is under Section Three of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act. The offence, at district court level, can carry a sentence of up to one year.

A medical report on her injuries was furnished to the court at a previous stage.

The court heard Fitzpatrick was ordered earlier to pay €2,000 in compensation and so far he has paid €1,000.

Fitzpatrick played Fair City gangster Zumo Bishop from 2007 to 2013 and briefly reprised the role last year.