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anger issues Dad-of-five with 196 previous convictions is jailed following street fight

Edward Connors, a landscaper of Kilbogget Grove, Cabinteely, Dublin, pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

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A FATHER-of-five arrested for fighting on a city street told gardaí he was going to find the other men and kill them.

Edward Connors (37) had 196 previous convictions but had since taken an anger management course, a court heard.

Judge Treasa Kelly jailed him for three months.

Connors, a landscaper of Kilbogget Grove, Cabinteely, Dublin, pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

Dublin District Court heard plain clothes gardaí saw a group of four to five men arguing at Wellington Quay, Dublin, at 8.10pm on July 21 last year.

The court was told gardaí saw Connors waving his arms in a threatening manner and "punching toward the other males" involved in the fight in the middle of the footpath.

When gardaí intervened, they found Connors intoxicated and he said he was "going to find the other males and kill them", the court heard.

On the day, Connors was approached by a number of men, felt threatened and thought he was going to be robbed, his barrister Róisín Burnside said.

It was claimed that the accused did not exactly remember the incident because of alcohol.

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