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Saturday 16 December 2017

Tiler sentenced in rehab assault

A TILER hit out at two women, swung a coat-stand around in the air and kicked the glass in a door after he was told he was being kicked off a rehabilitation programme.

David Drennan (36) was let go from the programme after he was found with a cannabis joint in his pocket.

Drennan, of Watergate estate in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to counts of assault as well as criminal damage at St Dominic's Community Response Project, St Dominic's Road in Tallaght.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for three years. He was also ordered him to complete 220 hours community service in lieu of six months in prison.



Man fined ¤500



for baseball bat

A MAN caught with a wooden baseball bat had the weapon for his own protection after he was attacked by a gang, a court heard.

Jaroslaw Gaska (31) started carrying the baseball bat after he was attacked by a gang of seven men and left with a broken nose and broken leg.

Gaska, of Applewood Avenue West in Swords, admitted before Swords District Court to possession of a wooden baseball bat.

The incident took place at the Orchard Pub in Applewood village in Swords around 2am on October 15 last year. Gaska was fined €500.



Would-be car thief gets jail

A DRIVER who was found with a hammer and vice grips on the front seat of his vehicle in a Dublin housing estate late at night claimed he had been fixing the car battery.

Thomas Maughan (26) denied that he planned to use the hammer and vice grips to break into cars.

The defendant, of Chapel Avenue, Chapelgate, Balbriggan, was found guilty before Swords District Court of possession of articles for use in a theft.

The incident took place at Holywell Rise in Swords shortly before 11pm on August 2 last year. Judge John Coughlan sentenced Maughan to five months in prison.