[Judge of the Day Hall of Famer Seamus Hughes]
Telling the court that it was their “first meeting”, Judge Hughes asked Power to explain his behaviour.
“I dunno. It was Paddy’s Day. I was mouldy,” he said.
In mitigation, Mr Cooney told how his client left school at 14, had been expelled from a FÁS course, was unable to read and write, and suffered from ADHD.
“Ah sure half the population has that. That’s just something from the imagination of three pharmaceutical companies.“
What the Glaxo Smithkline Beecham!?