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37 Year Old Man Convicted Of Harassing A Woman Has Appeal Quashed

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09:44 23 Oct 2021

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A 37-year-old man, who was convicted of harassing a woman, has had his appeal quashed.

Shane O'Driscoll received a six month suspended sentence in July 2019 for harassing the woman over a nearly 2-year period on Cape Clear Island.

Both the conviction and the sentence length were upheld .

Bernadette Jameson has more for RedFM News:

"The court heard that the harassment commenced on New Year's Day 2017 when the news of an extra marital relationship between the defendant's father Fachtna O' Driscoll and the woman emerged.

The woman told Judge Eoin Garavan at Cork Circuit Appeals Court that she experienced a sustained campaign of verbal abuse by Shane O'Driscoll.

He denied the allegations.

The woman said cars were driven close to her house late at night, that gutted dead fish were thrown in her back yard, and that O'Driscoll visited her house with his father and another man, and kicked a door while being verbally abusive.

Since then, she has left the island but would like to return as she has a very elderly parent still living on the West Cork island.

Justice Garavan said that he accepted her evidence was honest and truthful, and that she felt "unwelcome in the community".

He upheld the conviction and sentence length, and the appellant was ordered not not to come within 100 metres of the woman for the next five years.

Bernadette Jameson, RedFM News"

37 Year Old Man Convicted Of Harassing A Woman Has Appeal Quashed

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