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Hospital visitor kicked at staff

A DUBLIN man who became abusive and violent at a city hospital, trying to kick staff, has been given a two-month suspended sentence.

Anthony Burnett (31) was at the Mater Hospital with his girlfriend, who was a patient, when he began shouting insults at security personnel.

Burnett, of Croke Villas, Ballybough, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour in the incident on May 22, 2011. A garda called to the hospital at 4.20am found Burnett being abusive and insulting .

"I do believe the girlfriend started a good bit of it, but he finished it", the garda said.

Danger driving jury dismissed

A JURY in the case of a youth who allegedly ran over and killed a man returning from a night out have been dismissed after failing to reach a verdict.

Dara O'Sullivan (21) had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of Liam Stafford (28) at Clonard Lawns, Sandyford in the early hours of November 8, 2009. He also pleaded not guilty to two charges of not having a valid license and one charge of no insurance.

The prosecution alleged Mr O'Sullivan, of Clonard Road, Dundrum, sped off when the deceased and another man climbed on top of the limousine he was sitting in at the time.

Judge Patrica Ryan put the case back to this week pending a new trial date.

Reveller yelled racist abuse

A JOBLESS man who hurled racist abuse at passers-by when he was refused entry to a Dublin club because it had closed for the night has been put on a peace bond for a year.

Karl Zambra (24) was also fined €550 and convicted when he admitted to public order offences in the drunken city centre incident.

Zambra, of St Teresa's Gardens pleaded guilty to public intoxication and disorderly conduct at Sycamore Street on August 21.

He made his remarks at African nationals who were just passing by the Sin nightclub, the court heard.