Thursday 18 January 2018

Woman accused of obscene calls

Anne Fennell Pic: Courts Collins.
Anne Fennell Pic: Courts Collins.

Tom Tuite

A 57-year-old woman is to go on trial accused of a litany of obscene phone calls to Áras an Uachtaráin and the Dáil.

Anne Fennell has been granted bail by Dublin District Court while prosecutors prepare a book of evidence.

She has been warned that she cannot contact members of the Oireachtas, or Áras an Uachtaráin.

She faces 22 charges under the Post Office Act for making grossly offensive phone calls or persistently sending telephone messages that were false and for the purpose of causing annoyance, over a 20-month period.

State solicitor Tom Conlon told Judge Michael Walsh the DPP directed Ms Fennell - of Monastery Gate Green, Clondalkin - must face trial on indictment. Her case will be dealt with in the circuit court, which has tougher sentencing powers if she is found guilty.

Irish Independent

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