Diceman Thom McGinty faces public indecency and breach of the peace charges.
On 15 June 1991 mime artist Thom McGinty paraded down Grafton Street in Dublin wearing a corset, black fishnet tights and a g-string. He was promoting the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' which was due to open at the SFX Hall. McGinty was subsequently charged with causing an offence to public decency.
On 4 September Thom McGinty arrived at the Dublin District Court carrying part of the costume he had worn on the day of offence. He was accompanied in court by his mother Mary and actor Tom Hickey.
Kathleen O'Meara reports from outside the court where Sergeant David McCormack had given evidence against Mr McGinty saying
Mr McGinty's buttocks were exposed.
On the day of the offence Sergeant McCormack had repeatedly asked Mr McGinty to change out of the costume before he finally arrested him.
In his defence Mr McGinty said that he had received no objections from the public to the costume. Actor Tom Hickey also gave evidence in his defence saying that the costume was extravagant but not indecent.
An RTÉ News report by Kathleen O'Meara broadcast on 4 September 1991.