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Gerard Lyons

Gerard Lyons

Gerard Lyons

THIS is the father of four who shouted at a woman "tell your monkey brother to stop f***ing my wife" during an incident outside her home.

Gerard Lyons (60) appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with trespass at the home of Nora Maguire.

The court was told that Ms Maguire is "good friends" with Mr Lyons' wife.

Lyons, with an address at Cill Cais, Oldbawn in Tallaght, had denied the charge.

He claimed he had called around to Ms Maguire's home at Cushlawn Walk in Tallaght at 5.30pm on December 31 last to see if Ms Maguire had his wife's new mobile number.

Ms Maguire said she was upstairs in her bedroom when Lyons came into her garden, and started shouting.

Ms Maguire said she opened the window and heard Lyons shout "tell your monkey brother to stop f***ing my wife".

She said she told Lyons to get out of her garden. She also admitted she called him a "lanky b*****d".

Ms Maguire said the defendant's wife and her brother were going out and he was blaming her for getting them together.

In his evidence, Lyons claimed he was looking to contact his estranged wife and he thought Ms Maguire might have her new mobile number.

He said his son drove him over to Ms Maguire's house, he knocked on the front door but didn't get an answer. He was walking back to the car when she opened an upstairs window and shouted down at him.

Lyons claimed he shouted back up, asking if Ms Maguire had his wife's new mobile number. She said she didn't and he got back into the car and his son drove away. He denied making any nasty comments about Ms Maguire's brother.

Judge Halpin found Lyons guilty of the offence.

Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy said that Lyons is clearly a good father, a good man, and this incident arose out of a family dispute.

Judge Halpin imposed a six-month sentence suspended for two years. Lyons immediately appealed the conviction.

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