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Woman was abusive on bus

A YOUNG woman who was causing a nuisance to Dublin Bus passengers refused to get off the bus after gardai were called.

MARY Teelan (24) told a garda to "f*** off, I paid for the bus, I am not getting off", after she was asked to leave the Dublin Bus.

Teelan, of Dargle Heights, in Bray, admitted before Dun Laoghaire District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour and failing to follow the directions of gardai.

Judge Bridget Reilly ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to a date in April.

The court she has 38 previous convictions, mostly for public order matters.


Man faces over 100 sex charges

A DUBLIN man has appeared in court charged with more than 100 counts of raping and sexually assaulting a girl in the capital and in the UK.

He is facing 10 counts of raping the girl at a hotel in England, with the remaining offences alleged to have happened at an address and other locations in Dublin.

He is facing trial on the charges and had the case against him adjourned.

The defendant, who is now in his late 20s, is charged with 10 counts of raping the alleged victim at an English hotel and more than 100 other counts of rape and sexual assault in Dublin in the early 2000s.

The judge remanded him to appear in court again on April 17.


Youth tried to rob bank cash

A MASKED youth who brandished a hammer when he attacked and tried to rob a shop worker bringing a cash lodgment to a bank has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to a charge of attempted robbery of the woman, at Main Street, Leixlip, Co Kildare, on January 23 last year.

Garda John Faherty said the youth attacked the woman, who was knocked to the ground. He tried to take the money bag from her before fleeing empty-handed. The case was adjourned.