Accused's abuse at partner was 'over keys'
A DIVORCED man was arrested for screaming drunken abuse outside his new partner's home after they had been celebrating her son's birthday, a court heard.
James Dwyer (54) maintained he was shouting because his girlfriend would not let him back in to get his keys after a row.
Judge David McHugh left him without convictions at Blanchardstown District Court.
Dwyer, with an address at Cherrywood Avenue, Clondalkin, admitted public drunkenness and causing a breach of the peace at Hillcrest Road, Lucan, on August 25 last.
The court heard gardai arrived to find the defendant standing on the footpath, roaring and shouting obscenities.
Dwyer had been in a new relationship with the occupant and on the night they were out celebrating her son's birthday.
They had an argument inside the house and he was asked to leave. He did so, but when he was outside he realised he did not have his keys, his lawyer explained.
The accused had worked all his life until he injured his leg and developed a heart condition. The judge dismissed the charges under the Probation Act.