Thom McGinty, better known as The Diceman, has been found guilty of wearing a costume offensive to public decency.
District Justice Brian Kirby upheld the charge against Mr McGinty describing the costume as contrary to public decency. However, District Justice Kirby applied the Probation Act and said that the conviction would not be recorded. A second charge against Thom McGinty of breach of the peace has been dismissed.
Earlier in the week the District Court heard evidence that Mr McGinty was wearing a black corset, a feather piece, fishnet tights, and a g-string when he was arrested on Grafton Street in Dublin on 15 June 1991.
Following the judgement Mr McGinty said that he felt he had been censored as an artist and felt vilified.
My costume, my artistic taste has been called indecent. The shape of my body has been called indecent... To a certain extent that is insulting to me as a creative artist and as a physical man.
An RTÉ News report by Una O'Hagan broadcast on 6 September 1991.