Woman Severely Beaten By Soldier Speaks Out On Court Case

It happened in Limerick in May 2022.

A woman, severely beaten by a serving soldier, has described being told his guilty plea spared her suffering a trial as "insensitive and obnoxious".

22 year old Cathal Crotty of Parkroe Heights, Ardnacrusha, Clare walked free from court after receiving a fully suspended sentence for beating 24 year old Natasha O'Brien unconscious in a random attack.

It happened on O'Connell Street in Limerick in May 2022.

Natasha said she left the court house feeling ignored and defeated:

Tara Farrell, CEO of Longford Women's Link, says the verdict sends a message of 'You're not safe' to women:

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