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Christening guest hit out

A YOUNG man who got drunk at a Christening lashed out with his fists at gardai when they told him to go home.

A judge said there "wasn't a hope" of him leaving Patrick Corcoran (below) without a conviction, and he fined him €500.

The defendant (23), of Lynch's Park in Lucan, admitted before Blanchard-stown District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour. The incident took place in the car park of the Kylemore House, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12 on March 3.

Man facing trial on drug charges

A SOUTH Dublin man is facing a Circuit Court trial on charges of possession of drugs for sale or supply at his home.

Noel Paget (34) was remanded on continuing bail for service of a book of evidence when he appeared in Dun Laoghaire District Court.

He is charged with possession of cannabis resin with intent to sell or supply at his home at Stonebridge Grove, Shankill on December 11 last year.

He is also charged with simple possession of cannabis herb at the same address on the same date.

Judge Bridget Reilly adjourned the case to July 2.

Mechanic threw shoe at gardai

A MECHANIC who got high on drink and drugs at his nephew's Christening threw his shoe at gardai after they were called to intervene in a row between his brother and his wife, a court heard.

David McDonagh (23) drank six pints of beer and two bottles of vodka, which he then mixed with cannabis and cocaine.

McDonagh, of Carrig Court, Citywest, previously admitted before Tallaght District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour. The incident took place at Stocking Hill, Rathfarnham on April 13 last year. Judge James McDonnell adjourned sentencing to a date in November.