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Old 01.03.2007, 17:26
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Irish news story of the year....

From Galway First

http://www.galwayfirst.ie/index.php?...114&Itemid=404

A man who was found dressed in latex and handcuffs brought a donkey to
his room in a Galway city centre hotel, because he was advised "to
get out and meet people," the local court heard last week.
Thomas Aloysius McCarney with an address in south Galway was charged
with cruelty to animals, lewd and obscene behaviour, and with being a
danger to himself when he appeared before the court on Friday. He was
also charged with damage to a mini-bar in the room, but this charge
was later dropped when the defendant said that it was the donkey who
caused that damage.

Solicitor for the accused Ms Sharon Fitzhenry said that her client had
been through a difficult time lately and that his wife had left him
and that his life had become increasingly lonely.
"Mr McCarney has been attending counselling at which he was told that
he would be advised to get out and meet people and do interesting
things. It was this advice that saw him book into the city centre
hotel with a donkey," she said. She added that Mr McCarney also
suffered from a fixation with the Shrek movies and could constantly be
heard at work talking to himself saying things like "Isn't that right,
Donkey?"

Supt John McBrearty told the court that Mr McCarney who had signed in
as " Mr Shrek" had told hotel staff that the donkey was a family pet
and that this was believed by the hotel receptionist who the supt said
was "young and hadn't great English."
Receptionist Irina Legova said that Mr McCarney had told her that the
donkey was a breed of "super rabbit" which he was bringing to a pet
fair in the city. The court was told that the donkey went berserk in
the middle of the night and ran amok in the hotel corridor, forcing
hotel staff to call the gardai.

McCarney was found in the room wearing a latex suit and handcuffs, the
key to which the donkey is believed to have swallowed. He was removed
to Mill St station after which it is said he was the subject of much
mirth among the lads next door in The Galway Arms.
He was fined 2,000 for bringing the donkey to the room under the
Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837. Other charges were dropped
due to lack of evidence.
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Old 01.03.2007, 17:34
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Re: Irish news story of the year....

That is superb!

I wonder how long it took the prosecuting lawyers to find that he could get done unter the "Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837"
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Old 01.03.2007, 17:56
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Re: Irish news story of the year....

Am I the only one that finds it strange that the donkey even got as far as the room to cause a disturbance in the middle of the night. Was it a case of the donkey not being an issue until it trashed the room? Of course one needs to bear in mind that this was Ireland, so anything is possible
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Re: Irish news story of the year....

BoingBoing says it's a hoax
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/01...in_latex_.html
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Re: Irish news story of the year....

I'm from Galway and I've heard nothing about this story.....
Definately a hoax.
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