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Man made 93 nuisance calls

A DUBLIN man who made nearly a 100 nuisance phone calls over a 12-month period has been ordered to enter into a peace bond for three years.

Peter Kearney (40) has been working with his therapists for the past three years and was ordered to continue to comply with their recommendations.

Kearney, of Seafort Avenue, Sandymount, previously admitted to 93 counts of using the telecommunications system to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another individual.

The incidents began early in the morning of November 1, 2008 and lasted for nearly a year, until August 12, 2009.

At Blanchardstown District Court, Judge John Lindsay ordered Kearney to enter into a peace bond for three years.

Dad was found drunk on verge

A FATHER-of-three was arrested for his own safety after gardai found him lying drunk on a grass verge by the side of a busy road, a court heard.

Luke McBride (45) was fined €100 after he was arrested in Tallaght.

McBride, of Deerpark, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, pleaded guilty at Tallaght District Court to public intoxication on June 2.

Gardai found McBride lying on the grass verge at the Belgard Road at 11.45am. He was "so intoxicated he was unable to look after his own safety" and there was an empty vodka bottle lying beside him.

Girl snatched mum's bag

A MOTHER had her handbag snatched while she was celebrating her daughter's birthday at a children's playing area, a court hard.

Bridget Connors (19), of Rossfield Avenue, Tallaght, picked up the woman's brown leather rucksack when she put it down for a few seconds.

She had denied the charge, with her lawyer claiming she could not be identified from CCTV footage.

However she was found guilty at Dun Laoghaire District Court of the theft on January 7. Judge Clare Leonard ordered Connors to compensate the victim and adjourned sentencing to November.