The FF By-Election Candidate, A 3am Taxi And A Head Wound


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.

Donegal Senator Recieves Eight Stitches (Highland Radio)

Accused Man Says He Will Make Complaint Against Senator (Highland Radio)

Senator Injured in Incident after Disco (Irish Independent)

Alleged Assault Case Adjourned (Donegal Democrat)

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