Cork: A Cork native who insulted Indians in Ireland was sentenced to 200 hours of community service. Although he committed a crime punishable by imprisonment, Cork District Court made the sentence community service considering that he had not recently committed such crimes. Since 2011, Judge Olan Kellahar has evaluated his track record. He was also fined 300 euros by the court for driving under the influence of alcohol.
On June 18, Martin Doyle (50), a native of Cork, called Indians without any provocation. A garda sergeant was talking to an Indian man who had parked his car wrongly when the drunken Cork man spoke in a slurred speech.
He kept saying obscenities like a running commentary, starting with ‘checking all these people’s passports’. He repeated this several times. He stated, “There are many such… in the country.”
There was no direct conflict with the young Indian and Cork native. Still, Martin Doyle was insulting Indians. Doyle, who admitted the crime in court, apologised.
Martin Doyle’s lawyer attempted to justify his actions as mistakes and drunkenness, but the court rejected this explanation. The court pointed out that he had made similarly offensive remarks not once but five times. The statement of the garda sergeant regarding this was accepted as evidence by the court.
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