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'Nunchucks' dispute charge

A DUBLIN man has been charged with possession of home-made nunchucks in the course of a dispute.

Aidan Kenny (52) had the case against him adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Kenny, of Rowlagh Crescent, Clondalkin, is alleged to have had the weapon at Rowlagh Crescent on June 19 last. He is also charged with public drunkenness, causing a breach of the peace and possession of cannabis.

He has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charges.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case to a date in September.

Drunk a 'danger to himself'

A FATHER-of-one was arrested for being drunk and a danger to himself on a city centre street.

Michael McDonald (44) was fined €200 at Dublin District Court.

McDonald, of Elmfield Court, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness at Dame Street on March 28 last.

The court heard gardai on duty saw him in a highly intoxicated state on the road at 11.25pm.

He was arrested for being a danger to himself and others and was brought to Pearse Street Garda Station.

The court heard he had 19 previous convictions and his financial circumstances were "tight".

"You shouldn't let alcohol give you a criminal conviction," Judge Patricia McNamara said, fining him.

Man for trial on assault charge

A DUBLIN man has been sent for trial charged with assaulting another man at a hotel in the south of the city.

Gary O'Brien (27) had a book of evidence served on him at Dublin District Court.

The defendant, of Hogan Place, Grand Canal Street Lower is charged with assault causing harm to the man at the Hampton Hotel, Morehampton Road, Dublin 4 on April 1, 2013.

Judge Michael Coghlan returned him for trial to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court and remanded him on bail.