Man smashed in partner's door in row
A MAN smashed in his partner's front door when she refused to let him in to discuss problems in their relationship, a court has heard.
Dublin District Court heard gardai were called to the victim's address at North Circular Road at 10pm on June 10, 2014.
She told officers that there was damage to both the front door of the property and the door of her flat.
She said she had argued with her partner, Miley Connors, and he had caused the damage.
He had left the scene moments before the gardai arrived. He was subsequently arrested and charged. The total value of the damage was €300.
Connors had been quite apologetic for what he did, his barrister told Judge Dermot Dempsey. There had been difficulties in the relationship arising out of his drug use.
"He foolishly took it upon himself to try to remedy the situation with his partner, she refused him entry and he took the law into his own hands," Connors' barrister said. "He was heavily under the influence."
Connors (30) was given a three-month sentence for damaging two doors at the flat in north Dublin.
Connors, of The Green, Meadow Vale, Arklow, Co Wicklow, pleaded guilty to criminal damage on June 10, 2014.
The court heard he and his partner had reconciled.
Connors had a large number of previous convictions.