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Man made threats to kill gardai, court told

A DUBLIN man has denied threatening to kill two gardai in an incident in the west of the city.

The accused, with an address at Moorfield Close, Clondalkin, is charged with two counts of threatening to kill or cause serious injury to a garda and a garda sergeant.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Fonthill Road, Clondalkin on July 8 last year.

He is also charged with uninsured, unlicensed and dangerous driving, failing to give information to gardai, giving a false or misleading name and address, and refusing to provide a blood sample at Ronanstown Garda Station.

Defence solicitor Matthew Kenny said Judge Victor Blake had previously accepted jurisdiction to deal with the threat to kill case at District Court level.

The accused is pleading not guilty and Judge David McHugh has adjourned it to May 28.