A Dublin man who threw O'Connell Street flagstones at gardaí during the Love Ulster Parade in 2006 has been jailed for three years.
John O'Reilly (aged 31) of Harcourt Street was convicted by a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury earlier this year of violent disorder on February 25, 2006.
Judge Patrick McCartan criticised O'Reilly's "attempt to suggest he was innocent" during his trial in spite of "graphic" photographic evidence showing him throw missiles and violently resisting arrest.
"I submit my serious criticism on behalf of the court for giving evidence on oath that was unbelievable," he said.
Judge McCartan acknowledged O'Reilly's efforts to address his drink problem and suspended the final two years of the sentence.