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Man facing trial over harassment

A MAN accused of harassing a woman at her Dublin home over a two-day period is facing trial on the charges.

Anthony Quigley (37) has been ordered by a judge to stay away from the alleged victim, and not to contact her in any way. He was also ordered not to contact any of the witnesses in the case.

Quigley, with an address at Roches Heights, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with harassment, contrary to Section 10 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997. The alleged incident took place over a period of 48 hours on March 8 and March 9, 2010, at the victim's home in Ballinteer.

Judge Ann Ryan remanded Quigley on bail in his own bond of €200, and ordered him to sign on daily at his local garda station.

The matter was adjourned for eight weeks for the service of the book of evidence.

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A survey of more than 1,000 office employees by recruitment firm Badenoch & Clark showed that most were less happy than a year ago, with spending cuts and the economic climate all blamed for the dip in morale.

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