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Addict forged prescription

A MAN used a forged prescription to try to get methadone from his local chemist, a court heard.

Drug addict Mark Holmes (34) had the forgery case against him adjourned at Dublin District Court.

Holmes, of Swan Grove, Ranelagh, pleaded guilty to using a false instrument at Meagher's Pharmacy, Rathmines on November 7.

Charges over roadside row

A YOUNG man is alleged to have punched a taxi driver in the face and kicked his car after a roadside dispute.

Michael McDonagh (21) allegedly left the middle-aged victim with a black eye, damage to his eye socket and bruising to his face.

McDonagh, of Tara Lawns, Coolock, denied seriously assaulting the taxi driver when he appeared at Blanchardstown District Court yesterday.

The case was adjourned.

Tradesman stole trailer

A TRADESMAN who agreed to dump a householder's green waste during work at her home never returned with her trailer, a court heard.

Robert McDonagh (54) accepted payment to drive the trailer of grass clippings to a dump, but stole the trailer.

He had the case against him adjourned after a judge gave him two months to pay her €500 for the "nuisance".

McDonagh, of Harelawn Grove, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to theft at Blanchardstown District Court.

Man to stand trial for theft

A DUBLIN man who allegedly stole a car and handled stolen laptops and cameras has been sent for trial.

Matthew Fahey (34) of Cappagh Avenue in Finglas, was at Blanchardstown District Court charged with stealing a car from North Road in Finglas on July 1.

He is also charged with seven counts of handling stolen property, including three laptops, an MP3 player and two digital cameras.

The case was adjourned for a Circuit Court trial.