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Window of pub broken by man who was barred

A DUBLIN man smashed a pane of glass after he was refused entry to an off-licence, a court heard.

Denis Conroy (39) has been drinking heavily recently and is under a lot of pressure as a number of threats have been made to one of his children.

Judge David McHugh adjourned sentencing to next month to allow Conroy to pay for the damage he caused.

The defendant, of Grange View Road, Clondalkin, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to criminal damage at Swallows Pub, St Cuthberts Road, Clondalkin, last August 15.


Gda Seamus Dolan said Conroy arrived at the pub and tried to gain entry. He was told he was barred from the premises, so he tried to get into the off-licence.

Gda Dolan said Conroy was told he could not get into the off-licence and he smashed a pane of glass, causing €100 worth of damage.

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming said Conroy has been under a lot of pressure lately and has been drinking heavily as he tries to cope.

He said threats have been made to one of Conroy's children and the family has been under pressure from neighbours and other groups.