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Protester almost found in contempt of court

Prominent Shell to Sea protester Maura Harrington was almost found in contempt of court at a special sitting of Belmullet District Court this week.

Polluting businessman pays

A Roscommon businessman who failed to report a substantial diesel spill on his property left the District Court nearly €2,500 poorer on Tuesday last (October 14).

Chopper hopper comes a cropper

A man who flew a helicopter from just the far side of Moate and landed on the roof of a multi-storey car park in the middle of Athlone on a busy Saturday afternoon to get a set of keys cut for it, was put from the skies for 12 months earlier this week (November 24).

Razors down trousers cost dearly

A shoplifter who stole razors and hid them down his trousers was fined €500 by the District Court last Tuesday (October 14).

Gardaí surrounded in unmarked car by ‘unruly out of control mob’

Seven protesters who were taking part in a peaceful solidarity protest in the Erris area, which was attended by local adults and children in support of Maura Harrington’s hunger strike, were before a special sitting of Belmullet District Court on Wednesday. During the protest a cortege of 86 vehicles travelled through the region, which was followed by an unmarked Garda car. The four uniformed gardaí were at one stage surrounded by a ‘mob’ of protesters as they locked themselves in the Garda car, the court heard.

Violent teenage thief gets a chance

A teenage girl who spat at and kicked the security guard who apprehended her for stealing cosmetics was given until December 11 to show an improvement in her behaviour if she is to avoid a conviction.

“Crash causer” not guilty

There were some emotional scenes in the District Court when a woman accused of causing a four-car pile-up which involved a car carrying a mother and four children was involved had her charges dismissed.

Wrong address gets right result for drink driver

Athlone’s ongoing Connacht/Leinster conundrum showed a whole new manifestation in the District Court last week (October 24) when it was responsible for getting a man off a drinking charge despite his being over twice the limit.

Banned checkpoint charger avoids jail

A man who forced a garda to jump out of the way when he sped through a checkpoint, avoided a jail sentence in the District Court last week when the judge heard he wasn’t on bail when he committed the offence.

A costly lunch for driver

A lorry driver who forced a bus and 27 passengers into a field in order to avoid a collision was put from the road for three months and fined €500.


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