CAMPAIGN DIARY: Angry driver puts the brakes on Gary’s new role as a party animal

Late news from the Kinsale festival following our expose of sex and revelry (Campaign, 19 September). Speculation rages as to who really was between the sheets with BBH’s art director and horizontal gymnastics expert, Pete Bradley.

Late news from the Kinsale festival following our expose of sex and

revelry (Campaign, 19 September). Speculation rages as to who really was

between the sheets with BBH’s art director and horizontal gymnastics

expert, Pete Bradley.



Thing is, we’ve been inundated with letters, each claiming to be from

the lucky woman. (Take a bow Vanessa Hetherington of Brave, Vicki

Maguire, Dorte Neilsen and Sue Lee of O&M and others still.) Sorry

girls, it won’t wash. On closer inspection, we noticed that many of the

letters were identical and that a couple of them were even faxed from

the same number. Nice try.



On a more serious note, we’ve been hearing grumblings from people that

security was too tight around the festival with police officers actually

stopping people from entering hotels unless they had a room booked.



Confirmation of this was the arrest of Gary Robinson, an art director at

Partners BDDH, who heard of a party at Acton’s Hotel and tried to join

the fun by climbing on a car to reach a window. It wasn’t the fact that

he was trespassing that brought him to the attention of the police, but

the fact that he’d damaged the car. The owner called the police after

realising that her car had been dented (not that Robinson’s fat or

anything). Despite offering to pay for repairs and, we might add,

actually parting with the cash, the irate local still pressed

charges.



After being taken to the Kinsale nick, Robinson was released on bail,

charged with trespass, criminal damage and for being ’intoxicated to the

extent that he may endanger himself’.



A contrite Robinson returned to Ireland last weekend to appear in court

where he managed to wriggle out of the trespass and intoxication

charges.



His punishment? An act of probation - which means he has to behave next

time he’s in the vicinity. Just as well they don’t enforce that law over

here - or some agency folk would rarely see the outside of jails.



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