Ex-FF councillor guilty of being drunk and a danger

A former Fianna Fáil councillor — described by a retired garda as “the most arrogant man I ever encountered” — was convicted of being drunk and a danger; being threatening, abusive or insulting; and carrying a knife.

Gary O’Flynn, of Hayfield Drive, Castle Court, Whitechurch, Co Cork, denied all three charges but was convicted at Cork District Court with sentencing adjourned until Jan 11.

O’Flynn, aged 37, is a former Cork City councillor and is the son of former FF TD Noel O’Flynn.

The incident occurred at Gorby’s nightclub on Feb 26, 2011. O’Flynn was approached by owner Niall Kearney after a woman alleged he had thrown drink over her — an allegation refuted by O’Flynn and not pursued by the woman. Mr Kearney testified: “He said, ‘I am a practising solicitor — try and make me leave’.”


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