A BANDON man who was ‘inebriated 24/7’ has turned his life around and been sober for the past three months.
Anthony McInerney, 42, of no fixed address has secured a place to live through the organisation Novas, who have been a great support for him, solicitor Eddie Burke said at Cork District Court. He said that, previously, Mr McInerney was inebriated ‘24/7 unfortunately’.
Mr Burke said it was a considerable achievement for the accused to be dry for the past three months.
In court, Mr McInerney pleaded guilty to a number of charges.
Judge Olann Kelleher imposed penalties that did not include a jail term. Inspector John Deasy gave details of the crimes committed by the accused to which he was pleading guilty.
Most recently, at 3.20am on September 1st on Washington Street, he stole an iPhone 7 from a person. He got a 150-hour community service instead of four months in prison for that theft.
On August 13th he stole items from Dealz at Daunt Square, which was taken into consideration.
On February 1st this year an elderly man was robbed of a bottle of wine and €50 at Oliver Plunkett Street, and he was knocked to the ground. The only charge against McInerney arising out of that crime was one of handling stolen property. He got a four-month suspended sentence for that.
On February 19th 2016 he had cannabis resin for his own use at Gasworks Road and he was fined €400 for that.