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Gardai abused by man (34)

A YOUNG man who started shouting at gardai as they tried to help an injured pedestrian lying on a busy road has been ordered to complete community service.

Kenneth Tierney (24) started shouting at gardai, telling them they were doing "f****** nothing".

Judge Dermot Dempsey ordered Tierney to complete 75 hours' community service in lieu of one month in prison.

The defendant, of Hazelwood, Northwood in Santry, admitted before Swords District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour at Swords Main Street last July 22.



Banned driver avoids prison

A YOUNG man who has amassed more than 30 convictions for driving without insurance has been given a suspended sentence.

Glen Guerin (24) was caught driving a car by gardai -- despite serving a lengthy ban -- after he and an accomplice stole €25 worth of petrol from a garage.

Judge Dermot Dempsey fined Guerin €200, sentenced him to four months in prison suspended for two years and banned him for five years.

The defendant, of Buttercup Park in Darndale, previously admitted before Swords District Court to driving without insurance or a driving licence.

He also admitted to stealing €25 worth of petrol from Texaco, Pinnock Hill in Swords on May 11.



Man accused on ¤13k heroin

A DUBLIN man accused of having more than €13,000 worth of heroin has been sent for trial to the Circuit Criminal Court.

Gary Dunphy (22) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared in Blanchardstown District Court on the charge.

The accused, with an address at Crumlin Park, Dublin 12, is charged with possession of the drug with intent to sell or supply at Kildare Park, Crumlin on October 6, 2011.

Judge John Lindsay gave him the formal alibi warning before sending him forward fro trial.