Monday 18 December 2017

Women told to avoid social media contact over row at post office claims

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Eimear Cotter

THREE women accused of assaulting each other during a row at a post office have had the allegations struck out after they gave an undertaking not to contact each other on social media.

Ashleigh Gallagher (25) and her mother Sonia Gallagher (49) have given an undertaking at Swords District Court that they will have no contact, either directly or indirectly, or through social media with Karen Croly (27).

Ms Croly, of Boroimhe Rowan in Swords, has also given the same undertaking, telling the court she didn't want any contact with the Gallagher women.

The incident allegedly took place at River Valley Post Office in Swords on November 23 last year. Ashleigh and Sonia Gallagher, both of Cherry Park in Swords, also appeared before the court accused of assaulting Ms Croly during the same incident.

State solicitor Michael Durkan said the DPP's office was happy to have the matters struck out if the parties would give an undertaking to the court not to have any contact with each other.

Defence lawyer Patrick Jackson asked for this undertaking to include no contact on social media sites. Defence solicitor John Hennessy said his client, Ms Croly, was happy to give the undertaking.

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