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Vandal is jailed for compo bill

A REVELLER who ran riot in a pub and caused €1,275 of damage to its front door has been put in prison as he is unable to pay compensation.

Judge Brian Sheridan sentenced William Lawrence (24) to 60 days behind bars.

The defendant, who is married with two children, said he had rent and bills to pay.

Lawrence, of Bath Road and Dunsaithne Drive, Balbriggan, previously admitted public drunkenness, threatening and abusive behaviour and criminal damage at the Hamlet Bar, Castlemill, Balbriggan on November 8, 2008.

Cousin is fined over street row

A FATHER of one who was out drinking with his cousin claimed he walked away when the two got into an argument and said his cousin followed him and started hitting him.

Unemployed Daniel Cruise (29) of Bremore Pasture Way, Balbriggan, said he was acting in self-defence.

He admitted before Swords District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour on Main Street, Swords shortly before 8.30pm on June 24, 2008. The judge fined him €200.

Club kicks out homecomer

A CABINET maker who was out celebrating with his friends after he returned home from Australia was kicked out of a nightclub for being too drunk.

Conor Farrell (23) apologised for his behaviour and was fined €600.

Farrell, with an address at Oak Park, Castleknock, admitted before Swords District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour outside the Wright Venue, Airside Park, Swords on October 4, 2009.

Dad's ban for no insurance

AN ELECTRICIAN caught driving without insurance has claimed that he was desperately trying to find work and was on his way to a job when he was stopped.

Father-of-two Ian Dooley (30), of Seapark, Malahide, admitted before Swords District Court to driving without insurance on the R132 at Lissenhall, Swords on May 18, 2009.

He was banned from driving for four years and sentenced to 28 days in prison, suspended for one year.