Man told ex-wife her new partner was a ‘dead man’

By Brendan Grehan

A MAN who told his ex-wife that her new partner was “a dead man” has received the Probation Act in Blanchardstown District Court.

The man (40) claimed in court that his ex-wife’s new partner was showing naked photos of her around a canteen.

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The case was heard in Blanchardstown Court

The ex-wife told Judge David McHugh that this had never happened.

The man who has an address in West Dublin, had pleaded not guilty to contravening a safety order by putting his ex-wife in fear at a location in West Dublin, on October 23, 2018.

The injured party told Judge McHugh that on the above date she had been picking up their three children from the defendant outside a fast-food restaurant in West Dublin.

She said: “I pulled up. He was extremely agressiver. He started to shout at me. He said my new partner was ‘an ugly c**t’ and said that I was to keep our children away from my new partner and he told me that my new partner was ‘a dead man’.”

Under cross-examination from the defendant’s counsel, Ciaran MacLoughlin Bl, the injured party denied that her new partner had been distributing pictures of her.

The defendant told the court that he had been transferring his children to his ex-wife’s car. He said: “I told her that her new partner was passing naked photos of her around a canteen where he was doing a job.”

He said his wife had called him “a jealous f**ker”. He said that he had “possibly” told her to keep her new partner away from their children, but denied he had told her that her new partner was “a dead man”.

He said the incident had happened 10 months ago and added that relations between him and his ex-wife were now much better.

The solicitor for the DPP told Judge McHugh that it was a case of one person’s evidence against another.

Mr MacLoughlin asked the judge to dismiss the case.

Judge McHugh said he was satisfied that the defendant had breached the safety order and had put the injured party in fear.

He said the defendant has “a short fuse”.

Judge McHugh added that the defendant “was not the moral guardian of his ex-wife”.

He added: “What she wants to do in her personal life is none of your business, whether it be sewing, knitting or going shopping.”

He applied the Probation Act.

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