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Barechested man who shouted ‘Tiocfaidh ár lá’ and ‘up the RA’ fined for disorderly behaviour

Court heard the 25-year-old had been part of a large group of males who shouted and became abusive towards police

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A Newry man has been convicted in his absence and fined £250 for an offence of disorderly behaviour.

Court heard the 25-year-old had been part of a large group of males who had shouted phrases such as “Tiocfaidh ár lá” and “up the RA” at police.

Nathan Walsh, of Upper Edward Street, was due to appear in order to provide attitude to the single charge at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

However, upon defence counsel coming off record, District Judge Eamonn King moved to have the matter proved in the absence of the defendant.

Prosecution outlined that on June 5, at around midnight, police received a report of a group of rowdy males on Upper Edward Street in Newry.

Officers arrived and observed the males, one of which was bare chested and identified as Walsh.

The males were advise by police to move on but reacted by using foul and abusive language, shouting phrases such as “Tiocfaidh ár lá” and “up the RA”.

This defendant was subsequently cautioned for the offence of disorderly behaviour.

District Judge King ordered that Walsh pay a fine of £250, along with the offender’s levy of £15.

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