Irish people are increasingly being subject to anti-Irish racist abuse and agression in their own country with the latest incident to make the news happening in County Cork.
Lionel Fehervari (24) was found guilty of using threatening or abusive behaviour and of causing criminal damage in the incident, with a court hearing he called another man “an Irish pig” the Irish Examiner reported.
The victim of the racist tirade over a parking space on the evening of November 7, 2021 Mr Donal O’Mahony told the judge Mr Fehervari became abusive after a disagreement over a parking space at the Kilmichael Bar in Bandon.
“He said: You Irish pigs, you think you own this country’, that kind of stuff,” Mr O’Mahony said, adding he was “scared” and he and his wife avoided entering the bar immediately and only did so when they saw the car driven by Mr Fehervari drive away according to the Irish Examiner.
Fehervari, a Hungarian, also scrapped Mr O’Mahony’s car before pouring flour over it.
The presiding Judge McNulty said that “At 24 he (Ferhervari) thinks he is the boss of this little corner in Bandon,” before ordering the foreign national to pay compensation of €1,000 to Mr O’Mahony and another €500 to the Courts Service by March 20 next so as to avoid a possible jail sentence, reports the Examiner: “His conduct is outrageous,” Judge McNulty concluded.
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