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Drunk 'mooned' at three women

A man who pulled down his trousers and mooned at three young women and at gardai had been drinking all day.

Alan Royle (34) told Blanchardstown District Court he'd been drinking with a friend and the joke was directed at his friend, and not three teenagers who were in the area.

A judge fined him and told him to keep his trousers up in future.

Royle, of Corduff Grove in Blanchardstown, admitted public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour at Corduff Park on November 7 last year.

Garda-chase driver banned

A father-of-one who overtook a truck at the entrance to a hospital has been banned from driving for four years.

Bernard McDonagh (21) also drove straight through a red light and then ignored the garda lights and sirens telling him to stop.

McDonagh later ran away from gardai. He admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to dangerous driving, as well as failing to stop for gardai at Finglas on January 15.