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Knife threats case adjourned

A MAN arrested outside a house after drunkenly shouting that he was going to stab everyone inside told gardai, "I need help", a court has heard.

Robert Brogan (29) had not been inside the property and had no connection with it. When officers approached him, it was clear he was under the influence.

Brogan, from Owensilla Terrace, Ballymun, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour to cause a breach of the peace in relation to the incident last May.

At Dublin District Court, Judge Michael Walsh adjourned the case until March 25 for the production of a probation report.


A FATHER of three caught taking cannabis into Mountjoy Jail for his inmate son has admitted a drugs supply charge.

William Tyrell (55), from Claude Road, Drumcondra, was also fined €500 after being caught with €10 of the drug. Barrister Brian Storan, defending, told Dublin District Court that his client "has difficulties with his eldest son".

"This is something he didn't consider carefully and regrets very much," he added.

"That is the problem," the judge replied before handing down the sentence.


THE mother of a teenager caught tampering with a car's ignition has described her son as a "Jekyll and Hyde character".

Dillon O'Connor (19) is a different person when he is on drugs and not taking his prescription medication for ADHD, his mother told Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge David McHugh imposed four months' detention and said he hoped the defendant would use the time to "do some growing up".

O'Connor, of Whitechapel Crescent, Blanchardstown, admitted criminal damage, possession of articles for use in a theft and the unlawful possession of a motor vehicle on the Clonsilla Link Road on last December 2.