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Man denies 'nunchuk' row

A DUBLIN man has denied possession of home-made nunchucks in the course of a dispute.

Aidan Kenny (52) had the case against him adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Kenny, of Rowlagh Crescent, Clondalkin, pleaded not guilty to having the weapon at Rowlagh Crescent last June 19.

He also denies public drunkenness, causing a breach of the peace and possession of cannabis.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to a date next month.

Boy sold drugs outside pub

A TEENAGER who was caught dealing heroin outside a Dublin pub has been given a six-month suspended sentence.

Gavin Kelly (19) admitted having the drugs in a "one-off" incident.

Kelly, of St Anthony's Road, Rialto, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin for sale or supply at McCauley's Pub, also in Rialto, on January 28 last.

Dublin District Court heard gardai saw men acting suspiciously and two bags of heroin worth €40 were found "in close proximity" to Kelly.

It was not something the accused usually engaged in, his barrister said.

Judge Bryan Smyth suspended the sentence.

Woman stole to feed children

A MOTHER of seven stole food from a supermarket because she could not afford to feed her children, a court heard.

Filanda Bacelan (42) was given a four-month suspended sentence.

Bacelan, of Warren Avenue, Carpenterstown, pleaded guilty to stealing €76 worth of groceries from Fresh supermarket, New Cabra Road, last April 16.

Dublin District Court heard she put the goods into her clothing.

Bacelan did not have enough money to cover her food bill, her lawyer told the court.

It was a "tragic state of affairs", he added.

Judge Bryan Smyth suspended the sentence.