‘6 years of harassment by neighbour’

A Circuit Civil Court judge has granted a Dublin man a permanent injunction restraining a “neighbour from hell,” who allegedly threw urine and dog droppings around his house, from harassing and intimidating him.

‘6 years of harassment by neighbour’

Judge Jacqueline Linnane also granted Anthony Healy injunctions restraining next-door neighbour Martin O’Donnell from entering or interfering with the use and enjoyment of his property, and from throwing objects, foodstuff and liquids on his property.

Judge Linnane dismissed a counter-claim from Mr O’Donnell, who had entered a full defence to Mr Healy’s claim.

Barrister Conor Bowman had told the court that Mr Healy had been for the past six years the victim of a continuous campaign of nuisance and intimidation against him and his property at Glengarriff Parade, Off North Circular Road, Phibsboro, Dublin, by neighbour Mr O’Donnell.

Mr Bowman, counsel for postman Mr Healy, said Mr O’Donnell had thrown urine, chicken bones and skin and food scraps on a regular basis on the front door of Mr Healy’s house.

Mr Healy claimed that Mr O’Donnell would leave rubbish, porridge and dog droppings around his house, pouring urine over them from a tetra pack carton.

Mr Healy, who is originally from England, said Mr O’Donnell was verbally abusive towards him, calling him an “English bastard.” He claimed Mr O’Donnell had also threatened to “kill him and put him in a body bag.”

Mr Healy said he inherited the property after his partner, Liz Toolan, had passed away in 2006. He said he had never done anything to upset Mr O’Donnell.

He claimed Mr O’Donnell had before been engaged in a similar campaign against a previous neighbour.

“It seems to be his nature that he has to have a go at somebody,” Mr Healy told the court.

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