Law student Simeon Burke has been fined €300 for a public order offence following his arrest during a disturbance at the Court of Appeal last month.
The 24-year-old denied the charge and represented himself in court; he said there was no disturbance in the Court of Appeal on March 7th before he and other family members were forcibly removed by Gardaí.
He also claimed he had never been asked to leave the court and that it was never explained to him as to why he was being arrested.
Judge John Hughes said he did not accept Mr Burke's evidence or the allegations he made against Gardaí and said the prosecution had proven its case.
Simeon Burke said he did not accept the conviction and would not be paying the fine; he then left court with his parents and four of his siblings who attended court today.
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