Seems a little harsh to me...
Obviously the man had no right to slap the woman on the bottom and it was an intrusion of her privacy
But there is no indication that he was a serial bum slapper and he did appologise when he was arrested
A severe reprimand would seem more appropiate - but 8 months in jail?
Man gets eight months in jail for slapping woman on bum ‘for the thrill of it’ - Courts, National News - Independent.ie“He says it won't happen again,” said Ms Darcy. “He has learnt his lesson to stay away from drugs and he is worried sick as he did not think of the repercussions. He was so out of it and is deeply ashamed and apologetic.”