Sinn Féin TD escapes reprimand for abusive behaviour to gardaí

Last year, Cork East TD Pat Buckley pleaded guilty to threatening and abusing gardaí who called to his home on foot of a noise complaint in August 2017.

6th January, 2019
Cork East TD Pat Buckley

Sinn Féin has declined to sanction one of its TDs who admitted to engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour towards gardaí while drunk.

Last year, Cork East TD Pat Buckley pleaded guilty to threatening and abusing gardaí who called to his home on foot of a noise complaint in August 2017.

At a court hearing last May, the court heard that, after a neighbour complained of noise, gardaí visited Buckley’s home in...

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