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Thursday 21 August 2014

Woman 'shouted abuse and constantly recorded neighbour with video camera', court hears

Andrew Phelan

Published 20/06/2014 | 14:11

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Gloria Odigie of Liffey Rise, Liffey Valley Park, Lucan who was Charged with harassment. Pictured outside Blanchardstown Court.
5/6/14
Gloria Odigie of Liffey Rise, Liffey Valley Park, Lucan

A HOUSEHOLDER accused of invading her neighbour’s privacy by recording the woman with a video camera and persistently shouting at her in her garden, has denied harassment.

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Gloria Odigie (44) pleaded not guilty to harassing her neighbour over a period of more than a year at her home in west Dublin.

The case was adjourned for hearing at Blanchardstown District Court.

The accused, with an address at Liffey Rise, Liffey Valley Park, Lucan, is charged with harassing the woman and another named complainant at Liffey Rise on dates unknown between October 1, 2012 and November 30, 2013.

A State Solicitor said that the DPP was consenting to summary disposal of the case at District Court level.

Giving an outline of the prosecution’s case, Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said it was alleged that there was “persistent shouting at the injured party in her garden”.

It was also alleged Ms Odigie had “constantly recorded her with a video camera”.

“(The injured party) felt her privacy was being invaded, and the privacy of her family,” Sgt Callaghan claimed.

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction of the charge, meaning the matter will remain in the District Court.

The judge ordered disclosure of prosecution documents to the defence and granted legal aid after hearing the defendant was unemployed.

Ms Odigie was remanded on continuing bail to appear in court again in September.

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