Search Results for 'District Court'

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Dog-eared document saves speeder

A bus driver caught speeding outside Athlone managed to beat his summons in the District Court this week (December 2) after he showed the judge the state the official document arrived in through his letterbox.

Marlinstown‘white elephant’ highlighted in Dail by Penrose

The failure by the IDA to attract a blue-chip anchor tenant to the windswept and empty business park in Marlinstown Park in Mullingar was brought to the Government’s attention by local Labour Party TD, Willie Penrose, this week (December 3).

Technicality can’t save woman who forced squad car to swerve

A woman whose drunken driving caused a Garda patrol car to swerve, failed in an attempt to overturn her ban in the Circuit Court this week (December 8).

Drinking after a crash no defence - three year ban upheld

A judge described as “farcical” a man’s attempt to appeal a three-year drink driving ban by arguing his crashed car was no longer a mechanically propelled vehicle, and that he only started drinking the half bottle of vodka while waiting for the tow-truck.

Death threat in a birthday card man is kept in jail

A man who recently threatened the life of his ex-partner in a birthday card to their nine-year-old daughter, was remanded in continuing custody at the Circuit Court this week (December 8) until his place and movements in and out of a brain injury facility could be guaranteed.

Helicopter keys eventually cost €5,000

A man who landed a helicopter on the roof of an Athlone shopping centre in 2007 after flying just 22 kms to collect a set of keys, was fined €5,000 in the District Court this week (December 14).

Woman threatened with jail for contempt

A woman who disagreed with a judge’s opinion in the District Court this week (December 16) was threatened with seven days in Mountjoy for her trouble.

Parking meter vandalism case adjourned

A man alleged to have taken an angle grinder to a parking meter in St Mary’s Square, had his case put back to January 6, the District Court heard this week (December 16).

22 months in jail after dealer runs out of chances

A man caught in possession of €7,000 worth of heroin a year and a half ago, was finally jailed for 22 months in the District Court this week (December 16) after 12 court appearances and “seven chances”.

‘Wood’ you believe it? Timber taker gets off

A man who took a trailerload of waste timber from a forest had the charges of theft against him dismissed in the District Court last week (December 16) after the judge was critical of Caoillte for not properly using such a resource.


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