Brothers Jackie Healy Rae (left) and Kevin Healy Rae
Kenmare District Court, County Kerry.
The two men, of Sandymount, Kilgarvan, are sons of Independent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae. They were convicted along with a third man, Malachy Scannell, of Inchinacoosh, Kilgarvan, of assaulting an English visitor to Kenmare during which he was punched in the face half a dozen times.
Mr Scannell was given two sentences of six months in jail, which were also suspended.
Judge David Waters said there was no doubt that all three would have been going to jail, were it not for the fact that they had no previous convictions.
Breaking Healy-Rae brothers given suspended sentences (RTE)
Pic: Don MacMonagle