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Pensioner called gardai 'scumbags and rapists' in foul mouthed tirade

Nicola Donnelly

Published 05/05/2015 | 12:04

Blanchardstown District Court
Blanchardstown District Court

A PENSIONER who called gardai "scumbags, w**kers and rapists" while they were arresting her for breaching a Protection Order, has been convicted and fined €200.

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Philomena Moloney (69), who has no previous convictions, was described by Judge David McHugh as being a "Jekyll rather than a Hyde" character when she had drink taken and her words to gardai were "deplorable."

Moloney, of Monksfield Downs in Clondalkin pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown District Court to using threatening and abusive behaviour, making threats to use violence and contravening a Protection Order last July 20.

Garda Morgan Ashe told the court he attended a domestic incident at the defendant's home at 3.30pm.

He said when he spoke with the defendant she referred to gardai as "w**kers, scumbags and rapists" and continued to be abusive at Clondakin Garda Station. He said she calmed down when she sobered up.

Moloney's solicitor said her client has had a chronic drink problem ever since her parents passed away eight years ago within a short timeframe.

"She is off drink now and has worked hard to come off it," the solicitor said.

Judge McHugh told Moloney: "Your words to gardai were deplorable," and warned her to stay off the drink and "sort your act out."

Herald

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