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Drunken man called garda an 'inbred culchie'

A FORKLIFT driver drunkenly called a garda "an inbred culchie pr**k" and threatened to "bounce his head off the ground", a court heard.

Adam Murphy (24) started drinking heavily after he lost his job last Christmas, and ended up being kicked out of his family home.

He said he's now getting help for his drink problem, and is slowly rebuilding his relationship with his family.

Judge Patrick Clyne ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to a date in July.

The defendant, of Ladyswell Road in Mulhuddart, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour.

Garda Joe Gibney said he was on mobile patrol on March 20 last when he received a report of two males smashing up a car.

Garda Gibney said Murphy was sitting in the rear seat of the car when he arrived on the scene, and he became very abusive to gardai.



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Murphy was drunk, and the garda said he called him "an inbred culchie pr***", told him to "f*** off" and also threatened to "bounce" his head off the ground.

The court heard that no complaint was made by the car owner about Murphy being in the vehicle.

Defence solicitor Mairead White said Murphy worked for seven years as a forklift driver, but lost his job just before Christmas.

Ms White said the defendant became depressed after he lost his job, started drinking heavily and taking sleeping tablets.

She said he has been living in hostels since St Stephen's Day, when he was asked to leave the family home.

In relation to the public order incident, Ms White said Murphy saw a person overdose in a hostel he was staying in, it "freaked" him out when he saw the body, and he started drinking heavily.

Judge Clyne said Murphy needed to "stay off the sauce".

He ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to a date in July.

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