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'Diet of drugs' Homeless woman who threatened to 'dance on garda's head' jailed for two months

She called the investigating garda a “fat bas***d, a smelly c**t and a pig,” in front of passers-by including children, the court heard.

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Nadine Dineen

Nadine Dineen

Nadine Dineen

A WOMAN threatened to “dance on a garda’s head” when she was woken from sleeping rough at the front door of Fáilte Ireland.

Nadine Dineen (26) got up and “charged” at another officer when she was told to move on from a shopping centre entrance in a separate incident.

Judge John King jailed her for two months and gave her another five-month suspended sentence.

He said Dineen had had a hard life but must take responsibility for her actions, saying she chose to “live on a diet of drugs."

Dineen, from Cork but of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to offences including theft, threatening, abusive and

insulting behaviour, garda obstruction and violence in a garda station.

Dublin District Court heard gardaí were called to Failte Ireland’s head offices at Amiens Street, Dublin at 8.50am on July 22, 2019.

Dineen was sleeping in the doorway, obstructing staff.

When told to leave, it was claimed she became threatening and abusive and this behaviour continued when gardaí arrived.

She called the investigating garda a “fat bas***d, a smelly c**t and a pig,” in front of passers-by including children, the court heard.

She made several threats to his personal safety and threatened to “dance on his head”.

She continued to be aggressive at Store Street station and had to be physically restrained due to the level of violence.

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On December 22 2019, gardaí were called to the Ilac shopping centre and asked Dineen to leave the front entrance.

She refused, gave a false name and stood up and “charged” at them.

The accused resisted arrest and had to be restrained.

She was born into very difficult circumstances, lived a precarious life after being in State care and gravitated toward drug use, her solicitor Michael Byrne said.

Dineen had no previous convictions.

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