MAN REFUSED DRINK PETROL-BOMBED A MONAGHAN TOWN PUB

18 January 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

refused drink at a pub in Monaghan town later returned to the premises and hurled a petrol-bomb at the bar, causing extensive burns to a young lady working in the pub.
Andrew McKenna of Tully, Monaghan, was jailed for four years by Judge John O’Hagan at Monaghan Circuit Criminal Court when he pleaded guilty to charges of arson, public endangerment, and assault causing harm, at Master Deery’s Bar in Monaghan town on May 28th last year.
The judge imposed two four- year sentences in respect of the arson and public endangerment charges, and a two-year term in respect of the assault charge, all of which will run concurrently.
Sergt. Michael O’Reilly, Monaghan, told prosecuting counsel Frank Martin B.L. he investigated the incident which took place after McKenna was refused service at the pub.
He had a considerable amount of drink taken when he went to Master Deery’s Bar after leaving another licensed premises, Tir na nOg, in the town.
After being refused service, the accused later returned with a petrol-bomb, he had made …

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