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Addict slept in school after row with sister

A DUBLIN man picked up a sleeping bag and decided to go and sleep in his old school after he had a row with his sister, a court heard.

Gerard Clarke (28), a father-of-two, was discovered by staff the following morning, who were surprised to find him asleep in a stairwell.

He was before Tallaght District Court for sentencing, after a judge ordered a probation report.

Judge Anthony Halpin further adjourned the matter to January to allow Clarke to continue working with the probation services.

A defence lawyer said Clarke, of Loreto Avenue in Rathfarnham, had a heroin problem but is now on methadone. Clarke previously admitted to charges of threatening and abusive behaviour and trespass.

A garda said he was called to the Good Shepherd National School, Whitehall Road, Churchtown on June 5 last.