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A WOMAN caused more than €2,500 worth of damage to a neighbour's car after a dispute over a fence, a court has heard.

Monica Dyer (40) was caught on CCTV puncturing a neighbour's tyre and damaging a rear bumper and passenger door, the court was told.

Judge Gerard Jones ordered Dyer to pay €2,575 in compensation to the victim and said he would strike out the charge if the money was paid.

Dyer, of Manorfields Road, Clonee, Dublin 15, admitted to criminal damage at on October 31 last year.

Sergeant Walter Sweeney told Blanchardstown District Court Dyer caused €2,575 damage to a neighbour's car, including puncturing a tyre and damaging a rear bumper.

Defence solicitor Liam Cadogan said Dyer was an unemployed single mother.

Mr Cadogan said Dyer had brought €800 in compensation to court but it would take her some time to save the rest of the money.

The court heard that the incident arose due to a neighbour's dispute over a fence, and that there had been cross-allegations between the parties.

Mr Cadogan said the damage was caused in a "moment of pure frustration and upset".

Judge Jones adjourned the matter for a year to allow Dyer save the rest of the compensation.

The judge warned Dyer disputes between neighbours could be nasty, but he was giving her a break and would strike out the charge if she paid for the damage.

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