Woman's ex partner tried to electricity cut off


Strabane man's driving in south Donegal was so dangerous it "was off the scale"

The claim was made in Naas District Court

A women’s ex-partner tried to get her electricity supply disconnected, it was claimed at a family law hearing in Naas District Court on September 8.

The woman told Judge Desmond Zaidan that she “refused them access” and if the electricity was cut off she would have no water supply for the house and yard.

The couple had been together for about two decades and the woman claimed that since she separated from him he has threatened her and “ he makes my life miserable.”

He has moved out but he is working nearby and he walks back in and tries to get her into arguments in front of the children.

One one occasion, she claimed, “we had no water overnight” because he locked the door to where the fuse board was.

On another occasion he came within six inches of her face and threatened her.

She said he was shouting with rage and his fists were clenched.

“I felt he was out of  control, I don’t know what he is going to do next.”

Judge Desmond Zaidan said he would grant an interim protection order ”with reluctance”, commenting that these issues can be resolved in a family law court.

Another hearing will take place on January 24 and Judge Zaidan said the granting of the order did not mean the woman would be successful on that date.

To continue reading this article, please register and log in.

Registration is free and you can also sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with your latest local news!


Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.