Kildare woman jailed after courthouse row over alleged affair

The case was heard at Naas District Court last week

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Kildare woman jailed after courthouse row over alleged affair

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A woman who got into a row with another woman at Naas District Court  over an alleged affair has been jailed for three months.

At the March 7 sitting of Naas District Court, Kathleen Mackey (27), with an address at 20 Avondale Drive, Athy, pleaded guilty to the public order charge.

The court heard there was an “altercation” outside the court between two ladies. A large group was present at the time.

A charge brought against the other woman involved, Philomena Connors (33), of 22 Millview, Ballitore, Kildare, has been adjourned until June 27.

A number of gardai had to separate the two women who were roaring and shouting. It took four gardai to separate them. Judge Desmond asked why the incident had occurred.

Jacqueline McManus, solicitor, for Ms Mackey, said her client did not want to say why.

The judge was then told told Ms Mackey believed there was an alleged affair between her husband and her sister-in-law. Ms McManus said there was no affair but her client believed there was.

The court was told Ms Mackey had 10 previous convictions, the last in 2010.

Judge Zaidan sentenced the defendant to three months in jail and he fixed recognizances for an appeal to be made.