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Sunday 17 December 2017

Mum abused hospital staff

A MOTHER of two who went to hospital suffering from a panic attack was arrested for hurling drunken abuse at staff.

Mary Hand (38) was fined €100 at Blanchardstown District Court.

Hand, of Church Road, Mulhuddart, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and causing a breach of the peace at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown on June 24 last.

The court heard gardai were called when she became verbally abusive.

She had a lot of drink taken and "things escalated" when she was discharged from the hospital, her solicitor John O'Doherty said.

Man accused of threats to kill

A WEST Dublin man has been charged with threatening to kill another man and causing criminal damage at a house.

Chris Dillon (48) had the case against him adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Dillon, of St Ronan's Green, Clondalkin is charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to a man at St Mark's Crescent on August 17 last.

He is also charged with causing a breach of the peace, public drunkenness and damaging a concrete bench and two front windows at a woman's house at St Mark's Crescent.

Stolen copper in backpack

A YOUNG man caught with stolen copper wire and gas pipes in his backpack has been told to make a charity donation to avoid a conviction.

Aaron Smith (20) had the case against him adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

Smith, of Balbutcher Way, Ballymun pleaded guilty to handling three stolen gas pipes and two lengths of copper wire at St Margaret's Road on April 20 last.

The court heard the accused had not been in trouble before or since.

Judge David McHugh said he would dismiss the charge under the Probation Act if Smith paid €50 to charity.

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