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Love-split man turned to drugs

A DUBLIN man who admitted having more than €400 worth of cocaine at his home had turned to drugs after breaking up with his partner, a court heard.

Daniel Greene (32) was convicted of a drug dealing charge and fined €300 when he pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown District Court.

Greene, of Greenfort Park, Clondalkin, admitted possession of cocaine with intent to sell or supply at his home on March 10 last.

Greene split up with his long-term partner a year ago and had turned to alcohol to cope with the break-up, his lawyer said. This led him to taking drugs. He was currently "waiting for a place in the security forces".

Judge John Lindsay imposed the fine and conviction.

Mum on ¤1.5k

cheque charge

A MOTHER and daughter have appeared in court on theft charges in connection with the alleged fraudulent cashing of a forged cheque at a Dublin supermarket.

Concepta Broderick (57) of Glenmaroon Park, Palmerstown, is alleged to have forged and cashed a €1,500 cheque stolen by her daughter Mary Broderick (31), of Castlegrange Close, Clondalkin, in the incident in August 2011 in west Dublin. They were both remanded on continuing bail after appearing in Blanchardstown District Court on the charges.

Judge John Lindsay accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case at District Court level.

The case was adjourned the case to July 19, for the accused to decide on how they are to plead.