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Friday 14 December 2018

Made up to 6 nuisance calls a day for months

A DUBLIN man who made nearly 100 nuisance phone calls over a nine-month period has been ordered to stay out of trouble and to continue working with his doctors.

Peter Kearney (38) had previously admitted before Dublin District Court to 93 counts using the telecommunications system to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another individual.

The incidents began early in the morning of November 1, 2008, and lasted for over nine months, until August 12, 2009.

On some days Kearney, of Seafort Avenue in Sandymount, would only make one phone call, but on other days he would make up to five or six calls.

The matter was before Judge Patrick McMahon at Blanchardstown District Court for sentencing after a number of medical reports were ordered.

Defence solicitor Philip Hannon said Kearney was receiving medical help for his problems, and was "doing well".

Mr Hannon said Kearney was "making progress" but still had some "way to go".

The court heard that Kearney hadn't come to the further attention of gardai.

Judge McMahon said it was very important that Kearney did not re-offend.

The judge adjourned sentencing to a date in December to allow Kearney to continue working with his doctors.

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