The father of murdered toddler Santina Cawley has been given a suspended sentence for assaulting and causing harm to the woman convicted of his daughter's murder.
37-year-old Michael Cawley with an address at Leeside Apartments, Bachelors Quay, Cork, pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this month.
38-year-old Karen Harrington was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of two-year-old Santina Cawley last month.
Today, Cork District Court heard that Michael Cawley spotted Karen Harrington boarding a bus at Merchant's Quay in the city.
The court heard he went on board the bus, caught her and threw her to the ground before kicking her several times in the chest and stomach.
After the assault, Cawley went to the Bridewell Garda Station, where he told Gardaí what he had done.
He then co-operated fully with the investigation.
The judge read a Victim Impact Statement but noted Ms Harrington had devoted much of her statement to matters that didn't concern the judge in this case.
Michael Cawley was sentenced to ten months in jail, but the judge suspended the sentence in its entirety on condition that he keep the peace for a period of two years.