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TWO Dublin fathers described in court as "family men" have admitted dealing drugs at a children's playground near their homes.

TWO Dublin fathers described in court as "family men" have admitted dealing drugs at a children's playground near their homes.

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TWO Dublin fathers described in court as "family men" have admitted dealing drugs at a children's playground near their homes.

A MOTHER got a shock when she turned around from taking groceries out of her car and saw a woman standing in her hallway, a court heard.

Margaret Hayes (43) was holding a child's scooter.

She claimed she was "confused" after mixing alcohol with zimovane tablets she takes for depression.

Judge Hugh O'Donnell imposed a three-month sentence but suspended it for 18 months.

The defendant, of Newtown Avenue in Blackrock, admitted before Dun Laoghaire District Court to trespass on May 13.

BRAZEN

Garda Sean Troy said the victim was taking groceries out of her car at Newtown Avenue when she saw the defendant standing in her hallway holding a child's scooter.

Gda Troy said the pair exchanged words and Hayes left the area.

Defence lawyer said Hayes was sorry and hoped she didn't frighten the woman and child.

The court heard Hayes was at home when she decided to visit a friend. She had been drinking and was on zimovane tablets for depression and got "confused".

The lawyer said Hayes is a grandmother and hasn't been in trouble since this incident.

Judge O'Donnell said Hayes behaviour was "brazen".

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