A judge has jailed a 28-year-old Co Clare man who beat his wife “black and blue” with a belt and buckle.
At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan jailed the man for 13 months after describing the man as a “savage”.
Judge Durcan told the court: “The mark on the woman’s back from the belt and buckle reminds me of the savage brand used by landlords in this country in the past when dealing with tenants who didn’t comply with their requirements in a system of justice that wasn’t just.”
The judge stated that the unfortunate woman was further marked on the back of her leg by another strike of the belt and buckle during the assault in the upstairs of their home on May 2.
Judge Durcan stated: “I have not in my time on the bench seen such violence, thuggery and criminality perpetrated on a woman and a
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