A young man who pushed his own grandfather around his home pleaded guilty to breaching a domestic order by putting his granddad in fear.
Frank Buttimer solicitor said at an in camera hearing of Cork District Court that the accused man was ashamed and apologetic about his actions.
Mr Buttimer said the young man had some previous convictions but none for anything like this.
Judge Olann Kelleher acknowledged that the accused had already spent a few days in custody because of the offence and that matters has stabilized substantially since the breach on November 6.
The judge imposed a sentence of four months imprisonment which he suspended on condition that there would be no further offences in the next two years.
Sergeant John Kelleher said the pensioner called to his local garda station to report that he had been pushed numerous times and put in fear by his grandson.
Mr Buttimer said the accused was in a very poor state at the time of his arrest and now accepts that he was quite rightly remanded in custody for some days.
“He spent some time reflecting on his conduct. He accepted he had damaged his relationship with his grandfather and other family members. He has lost that bond. It is a bad loss to him. He might come across differently but he is affected by the loss.
“There has not been any form of contact since. He has lost out, especially coming up to Christmas,” Mr Buttimer said at the hearing where members of the public are excluded because it involves breach of a domestic order.