You stay classy, Donegal South West.
FF Senator Brian O Domhnaill (above), favourite to fight the by-election in Donegal South West, received eight stitches to a head wound after an incident involving two other men as he made his way home from a disco in August .
The senator was travelling in a taxi minibus to his Gortahork home just before 3am on Sunday, August 22, after attending the Seaview Hotel in Gweedore with friends when the incident occurred.
Forty two-year-old Jim Sharkey of Bayside, New York, appeared in court charged with assault causing harm to Mr O Domhnaill.
He denied the charges and said a melee did take place but that he did not injure Senator O’Domhnaill stating he ‘had a major part to play’ in the nights events.
Mr Sharkey said that he and a friend had accepted a lift home from Senator O’Domhnaill and subsequently found themselves in an extremely threatening and intimidating situation.
He said he would strongly contest the charges and that a statement of complaint would be be made against Senator O’Domhnaill.
The case was adjourned until October where a further adjournment was made until January.