Man was ‘naked from his head to his ankles’

A Clonmany man who was standing on the village’s main street “naked from his head to his ankles” has been ordered to pay a donation to the St Vincent De Paul.

Ryan Ivers, Dunaff, appeared at Buncrana District Court where it was heard that on 6th August 2015, at 2.50am, Sergeant Carol Doherty, who was on duty at the Clonmany Festival, was speaking with a member of the public.

She saw Ivers, who was on the other side of the street, standing with his top off. Garda Inspector David Murphy said there was a large crowd in the area at the time.

When Sergeant Doherty looked back over to where Ivers was standing, his trousers and underwear were around his ankles and he was “naked from his head to his ankles.” Sgt Doherty asked Ivers, who was smoking a cigarette, to pull his trousers up.

The court was told he said he would do so but that someone else had pulled them down. Inspector Murphy said the sergeant was of the opinion Ivers found the incident funny. He was arrested and pulled his trousers up. Ivers had no previous convictions.

Judge Paul Kelly asked Ivers what he had to say about “making a show of yourself in public like that” to which he replied: “I was just drunk.”

Judge Kelly asked Ivers if he was an “exhibitionist” or had a “drink problem” to which he replied: “no.”

Judge Kelly ordered Ivers, an oyster fisherman, to pay 100 euro to Buncrana St Vincent De Paul.