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Sunday 24 September 2017

Woman accused of smashing doors and windows at relatives' homes

A Dublin woman is accused of causing over €500 worth of damage to relatives' houses after she smashed their front windows and doors.

Jacqueline McAuley (32) allegedly smashed three windows and the glass in two front doors, causing €528 worth of damage. The matter was for hearing before Blanchardstown District Court.

However McAuley's lawyer, Diarmuid Collins, asked Judge Patrick McMahon to excuse himself from the case.

Mr Collins said Judge McMahon was the presiding judge in Blanchardstown court last December when there was an alleged incident between McAuley and an older man.





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The State solicitor objected to the adjournment, saying the matter had been set down for hearing on five separate occasions.

However, Judge McMahon said that he had no option but to excuse himself from the case.

The matter was adjourned to a court in the Criminal Courts of Justice for hearing. McAuley, of Carnlough Road, in Cabra, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with two counts of criminal damage.

It is alleged that she caused €100 damage to the front door of a relative's house at Coultry Road, Ballymun.

The alleged incident occurred on March 11 last year.

McAuley is further accused of €428 worth of damage to a house in Santry, smashing three front windows.

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