Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley has apologised today for his behaviour after he appeared in court in relation to a public order offence.
Mr Buckley, who represents Cork East in the Dáil, pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and to using threatening and abusive behaviour to gardaí.
He appeared in Midleton district court yesterday, and the case has been adjourned until November 8 when a sentence will be handed down.
The incident occurred at Mr Buckey's home during a family event when gardaí responded to a noise complaint from the party.
In a statement, Mr Buckley apologised for his behaviour and for any offence caused.
“This was a family event, a celebratory affair involving a few drinks in my own home," he said.
"I apologise profusely for any offence caused and I accept totally the punishment handed down to me in court yesterday.”
- Digital Desk