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Woman shouted 'pigs' at gardai breaking up row

A REVELLER shouted 'pigs' at gardai and verbally abused them after they were called to a public order dispute outside a pub, a court heard.

Shauna Carey (24) told the officers to "get the f*** away" from another pub-goer as the latter assaulted and struggled violently with them.

A court heard that gardai thought Carey was the man's partner, but she said she didn't know him.

Judge Michael Coghlan ordered Carey to donate €350 to the Garda Benevolent Fund and applied the probation Act.


The defendant, of Marlfield Mall, Kiltipper Way in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour.

The incident took place at Old Blessington Road in Tallaght shortly before 10pm on November 28.

Garda Stephen Murray said he received an urgent assistance call to go to the Old Blessington Road.

Garda Murray said two of his colleagues were struggling with a man who had assaulted them.

He said Carey was standing nearby and she started shouting abuse at officers, calling them 'pigs' and telling gardai to "get the f*** away from him".

Defence solicitor Kevin Tunney said Carey calmed down when she was taken to the garda station and she apologised for her behaviour.

Mr Tunney said the defendant, a former catering assistant, is working as a full-time carer for her grandparents.