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Donegal man avoids jail after racially abusing taxi-drivers in Cork

A Donegal man has been given 200 hours community service and fined €400 for racially abusing taxi drivers in Cork.

Dylan Boyle of Errity, Manorcunningham, pleaded guilty at Cork District Court to charges of engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, and being so intoxicated that he was a danger to himself or others.

The Examiner reports that the 26-year-old abused taxi-drivers with a volley of abusive shouts.

Sergeant John Kelleher said: “On September 4 at Washington Street, Garda Kate Bohane observed a man who was unsteady on his feet, slurring his words and his eyes were glazed.

“The man was shouting abusive language to taxi drivers who passed. He shouted, ‘Fuck off you Asian c***s’, while he was on the street. He also called gardaí ‘c***s’. He was arrested and taken to Bridewell garda station,” Sgt Kelleher said.

Judge Oliver Kelleher told Boyle he would have to do community service to avoid going to jail.

The judge added in relation to the racial abuse: “You cannot go around saying those things to people.”

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