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Dad must stay away from ex

A MOTHER-of-one who alleged that her ex-partner broke into her home and smashed it up with a lumphammer has told a court that his drinking made her life "a living hell".

Gary McNeal (23) claimed he was living in Deirdre Deegan's house at the time and had every right to be there.

Judge John Coughlan warned him at Tallaght District Court: "The relationship is over. Keep away from her."

He adjourned the matter for eight weeks to see if McNeal stays away from his ex-partner. The couple have a two-year-old son.

McNeal, a drycleaner of John McCormack Avenue in Walkinstown, denied a charge of trespass at Treepark Close in Tallaght on January 14 last.

Nightclub pair damaged door

A PAIR of revellers who destroyed a fire door in a nightclub have been ordered by a judge to make a €350 donation to charity if they want to avoid a conviction.

Cian Stacey (20) and Adam Ashe-Browne, also 20, got into the underground car park at the Wright Venue, Swords and broke the door, either by kicking it or pushing at it, Swords District Court heard.

Stacey, of Edward Terrace Lower, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, and Browne, of Merville Road in Stillorgan, has admitted to charges of criminal damage on February 19.

Drunk driver is put off road

A WAREHOUSE operative who had three cocktails in a nightclub and then "took a chance" and drove home has been banned from driving for two years.

Andrius Maliauskas (27) was so drunk that his car went off the road and he crashed it into a green area in a housing estate.

A judge fined the Lithuanian €500 and banned him from driving for two years.

The defendant, with an address at Carnegie Court in Swords, admitted before Swords District Court to drunken driving at the Ridgewood estate in Swords on August 2 last year.