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Court bans woman from talking about ex-boyfriend on Facebook

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It's not unusual for people to have lingering feelings of dislike towards their exes. Some may even leave a few choice words for their former partner on social media.

But one UK woman took it to a whole new level by mounting a Facebook campaign against her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.

Maureen Curoe, 40, and Mr Adrian McAleese had been together for nine years before breaking up in 2012.

District Judge Liam McNally​ told Curoe on Monday (July 27): "It is now time for these messages to stop."

The judge banned her from talking about her ex and his girlfriend Yvonne Hegarty on Facebook or making references to her history with either person on the social networking site for two years.

She was also prohibited from getting other people to post about the couple on her behalf during that period.

If she contravenes the restraining order, she can be jailed for up to five years.

The judge told Curoe to get on with her life and let the couple get on with theirs.

Curoe had been hauled to court last year for sending obscene and menacing messages about Ms Hegarty on Facebook.

Back then, she pleaded guilty and was handed a four-month suspended jail term instead of a jail term by the same judge because she was pregnant.

Sources: Mirror, Irish Mirror, Belfast Telegraph, Coleraine Times

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