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Man Pleads Guilty to Being Abusive Towards Gardaí at University Hospital

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A Limerick man has been remanded on bail after pleading guilty of being abusive towards Gardaí and security staff at the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

James Maune (27), of Dale Manor, Askeaton, became verbally abusive to Gardaí as they responded to reports of a man being abusive towards the security staff of UHL.

Mr Maune began swearing at security staff upon his arrival at the Emergency Department on the 6 September, 2015, the court heard.

Defence solicitor Bernard Cunnane told the court his client had a brain injury that occurred after a road traffic accident in 2013 and has a reaction to alcohol because of the injury.

Mr Maune had avoided drinking alcohol until he went to a pub in Kildimo on the day of the incident and he later attended the Emergency Department of UHL after suffering an injury, Mr Cunnane told the court.

Judge Marian O’Leary ordered an up-to-date medical report on Mr Maune and said he is to appear in court again on 6 April, 2016.

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