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Judge not impressed with insurance firms

A judge voiced an opinion on insurance companies in the District Court last week in a drink driving case when he referred to the defendant moving from Quinn to Axa as going “from the frying pan to the fire”.

Man called garda a ‘retard’ in Garda station

A prison sentence was imposed on a Castlebar man for public order offences in which he was abusive to gardaí. On one occasion the 19-year-old man called a garda a “retard bastard”.

Mothers’ Day death driver gets three months

An uninsured man whose “inability to drive a car properly” on his way to a football match led to the death of a woman in a wheelchair on Mothers’ Day last year was given a three month jail sentence in the District Court last Tuesday (October 14).

Publican verbally and physically assaulted in Ballina

A 35-year-old father of five who called a publican a “whore” after being refused entry, and assaulted the same publican a month later, appeared at Ballina District Court on Tuesday along with a 36-year-old man who allowed his 16-year-old son to drive him home as he was drunk.

Jail time for telly chucker

A man who threatened Gardai with broken glass and threw a TV at them was jailed for eight months earlier this week (December 2).

Quinn Direct slammed by judge

A judge was so critical of the business practices of a major insurance firm in the District Court this week (December 16) that he dismissed one of a defendant’s two charges of driving without insurance and refused to ban him from driving despite the defendant not even having a licence.

No insurance charge struck out

A case against a Mullingar man for having no insurance was struck out when Judge Eamon O’Brien said he had “small doubts about the case”.


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