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no permission Mum 'shaken and scared' by woman climbing on balcony, court hears


Rosemarie White, Dundaniel Road in Coolock

Rosemarie White, Dundaniel Road in Coolock

Rosemarie White, Dundaniel Road in Coolock

A WOMAN left another "shaken and scared" after she climbed on to her balcony to get into a neighbouring apartment after being locked out, a court heard.

Rosemarie White (34) said she was only crossing over the victim's balcony to get into her cousin's apartment and had meant no harm.

Judge Dermot Dempsey imposed a two-month sentence suspended for two years and ordered White to have no contact with the injured party.

White, of Dundaniel Road, Coolock, was found guilty of trespass at Boroimhe Blackthorn, Swords, last June 5.

The victim told Swords District Court the accused had knocked on her door.

White told the woman she and her cousin were locked out of the neighbouring apartment and asked if they could come into her apartment and cross over the balcony.

The victim said she refused them access.

She said she was in the living room with her young child a short while later when she saw White on her balcony.

White began swearing at her, telling her to "mind your f**king business", and the woman shouted for her husband to call gardaí.

The court heard the woman was scared because she did not know what White's intentions were.

White claimed she was simply crossing over the balcony to get in to her cousin's apartment.

Finding her guilty, Judge Dempsey said White was told she did not have permission to go on to the woman's balcony but had persisted.

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