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Dublin woman in court on public order matters

THIS is the Dublin woman accused of a breach of the peace on a city centre street.

Maxine Wilson (36) was arrested for alleged public order offences after she was stopped by gardai.

Judge John O'Neill adjourned the matter to a date in September to allow Ms Wilson to speak to her solicitor.

The judge also ordered the disclosure of any statements or documents in relation to the allegation.

The accused, with an address at New Street Gardens, Dublin 8 appeared before Dublin District Court charged with public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour.

The alleged offences, contrary to the public order act, are said to have taken place at Camden Street, Dublin 2 on August 10 last.

Defence solicitor Matthew de Courcy told the court that he was looking for the disclosure of a precis of the evidence against Ms Wilson as well as any CCTV footage, if it is available.

The court heard that Ms Wilson is unemployed and on social welfare.

Judge O'Neill assigned Mr de Courcy's colleague, solicitor Aine Flynn, on free legal aid.

Ms Wilson has not yet indicated to the court how she will be pleading to the charges but she is expected to enter a plea on the next occasion.

The accused, a mother of two young children, did not address the court during the brief hearing.

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