Saturday 18 November 2017

In Brief: Parents roared abuse at gardai

A COUPLE who roared abuse at gardai reacted badly after their son was arrested, a court heard.

Sharon Fitzpatrick (38) blocked gardai from heading up the stairs of the pub while her partner Jason Boyle (41) told officers to "f*** off" and said they were "only p***ks".

Judge Hugh O'Donnell ordered the pair to each donate €250 to charity.

Fitzpatrick, of Casement Close, Finglas, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to public drunkenness, threatening and abusive behaviour and wilfully obstructing gardai at the Deputy Mayor pub in Meakstown on November 4.

Boyle, of Casement Road, in Finglas, admitted to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour.

Teen had drugs in his bedroom

A TEENAGER started selling cannabis to finance his own habit and get himself out of debt.

Patrick Clarke (19), of St Cronan's Avenue, Swords, was getting €100 a week on social welfare, the court heard.

Judge Dermot Dempsey ordered Clarke to complete 240 hours' community service in lieu of four months in prison.

Clarke previously admitted before Swords District Court to possession of cannabis herb as well as having drugs for sale or supply.

Garda Brian Reidy said a cannabis herb was found hidden in Clarke's bedroom. The street was worth €1,400.

Dad shot at in front of family

A FATHER who was shot at in front of two of his children had a slash hook, a hatchet and a cut-throat razor on him for protection.

John Paul Ward (30) only avoided being hit in the head because he was bending down at the time.

Judge Michael Coghlan ordered him to enter into a two-year probation bond.

Ward, of MacUilliam Green, in Tallaght, had admitted before Tallaght District Court to possession of dangerous weapons at MacUilliam Avenue, Tallaght, on February 11, 2011.

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