Intoxicated man found in a back garden
A young man who disturbed a homeowner after he saw him in his back garden in the early hours of the morning was intoxicated at the time.
Jamie Walker (27) was also banging on the front door of another house in the same estate.
Judge Bridget Reilly ordered Walker to donate €200 to the victims and €300 to charity.
The defendant admitted before Tallaght District Court to trespass at a house at Pinetree Crescent in Tallaght on April 22 last.
Walker also admitted to damaging an exterior light in another house, also at Pinetree Crescent.
Garda Andrew Gibbons said gardai were called to Pinetree Crescent around 5.30am after Walker was observed in a back garden.
Gda Gibbons said Walker put the occupants in fear with his presence.
The garda said the defendant also banged on the front door of another house, and smashed the porch light, worth €50.
Lawyer George Burns said Walker, of Garrynisk Road, Kingswood in Tallaght, was intoxicated, doesn't normally drink and has a "vague recollection" of the events. He said Walker knew he put someone in fear, but there was nothing sinister about it.