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Man fined €200 for abusive behaviour

A DRUNKEN man shouted "you f**king rat" at a neighbour's house following an argument, a court heard.

Austin O'Reilly (46) also headbutted a cage in a garda van and told officers: "I'll say you assaulted me."

Judge Dermot Dempsey fined him €200 and imposed a two-month suspended sentence.

O'Reilly admitted before Swords District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour at Jugback Green in Swords last June 14.

Gda Keith Delaney said O'Reilly was found outside a neighbour's house, shouting "you f**king rat".

He refused to give gardai his name, telling Gda Delaney: "F**k off, you useless p**ck".

Solicitor Fiona D'Arcy said father-of-five O'Reilly has since made up with his neighbour.