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€150 to avoid criminal record

A FATHER of one arrested for his part in a brawl has been told to make a charity donation to avoid conviction.

Joseph Grendon (24) had the case against him adjourned after Blanchardstown District Court heard he was "horrified" by his behaviour on the night.

Judge David McHugh said he would leave him without a criminal record if he donated €150 to Blanchardstown Hospice.

Grendon, of O'Hogan Road, Ballyfermot, admitted public intoxication and threatening and abusive behaviour at the Deadman's Inn, Palmerstown, last January 19.

Grendon had very little recollection of what happened and was "holding his hands up" in relation to it.


A MAN panicked and gave a false name to gardai after he was stopped because his car lights were defective.

James Healy (32) had just bought the car and was waiting to get the log book. He had no insurance or a driving licence.

Healy, of Applewood Square, Swords, and Man O War Cottages, Courtlough, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to driving without insurance or a licence. He also admitted to providing a false name.

Judge David McHugh fined him €400 and put him off the road for two years.


A MAN has been sent for trial charged with assault and endangerment of two gardai by ramming their patrol car.

Darren Kelly (37) is charged over an incident outside his home in which two officers were injured and their car damaged. Judge David McHugh at Blanchardstown District Court sent him for trial.

Mr Kelly, of Miele An Ri Park, Balgaddy, Lucan, is charged with assault causing harm to Sgt John Dooner and Gda Gavin Curran last May 18.

He is also charged with driving recklessly at a garda car containing two gardai in a manner that caused risk of death or harm and of causing criminal damage.