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Christmas partygoer drank 'way too much'

A REVELLER had too much to drink at his Christmas party and was unable to tell a taxi driver where he lived, a court heard.

Christopher McCann (39) avoided a conviction after Judge David McHugh ordered him to donate €100 to Blanchardstown Hospice.

The defendant, of Cypress Garth in Templeogue, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to public drunkenness at Main Street in Blanchardstown on December 13 last.

Sergeant Maria Callaghan said a taxi driver called to Blanchardstown Garda Station around 6am with a passenger who was unable to tell him where he lived.

Sgt Callaghan said McCann was unsteady on his feet.

McCann apologised, saying he had "way too much to drink" at his Christmas party.