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Monday 25 September 2017

Ex kicked door at former home

A FATHER-of-two kicked at a hall door and pulled at a porch door in an effort to get into his former house, a court heard.

Kenneth Cullen (29) claimed he wanted to collect his belongings and change his torn shirt, but gardai said they had warned him to stay away from the house.

Cullen, of Bowbridge Court, Bow Lane, Dublin 8, was found guilty before Tallaght District Court of criminal damage at Glen Na Smol, Old Bawn, in Tallaght on November 29 last year. Judge David McHugh fined Cullen €200.

Garda Cian Stears said he was called to the house shortly before 9pm by a woman who claimed her ex-partner was trying to get into the house.



Husband given 6-year road ban

A HUSBAND who was driving to his mother-in-law's house to collect his wife has been banned from driving for six years.

John Paul Cash (27) said his wife usually drives him around but that she was sick and he foolishly got behind the wheel.

Cash, of The Village, Ballytore, Co Kildare, admitted before Tallaght District Court to driving without insurance at Kiltalown Hill, Tallaght, on March 10 last.

Judge David McHugh banned Cash from driving for six years and ordered him to complete 240 hours community service in lieu of six months in prison.



Ex-milkman robbed victim

AN out-of-work milkman robbed a man by sticking a cigarette lighter into his stomach and demanding cash as the victim arrived home at his apartment, a court heard.

The Temple Bar resident was letting himself into his home when Matthew Gray (19) thrust the lighter into his stomach, pretending it was a knife.

Gray robbed the man of €22 in cash but was immediately caught when passing gardai saw the hold-up taking place.

Gray, with an address at Caretakers' Hostel, Back Lane, Dublin 8 pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court. The case was adjourned for a probation report.

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