LOCAL TD AMONG A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAD SPEEDING CHARGES DISMISSED

18 April 2014 One Comment by The Northern Standard

A local TD and a well-known lawyer were among a number of people who had speeding summonses dismissed by a judge, after they emphatically stated that they had not received an opportunity to pay a fixed penalty fine and thereby avoid having to appear in court.

Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan told Monday’s sitting of Monaghan District Court court that he had not received any fixed penalty notice, as did John McCoy, a barrister who regularly represents defendants at hearings in the Cavan/Monaghan court district.

Four other respondents also had their cases dismissed upon assuring Judge Sean MacBride that the first they knew of the alleged speeding breaches was when they received a summons to appear in court.

In commenting on the cases, Judge MacBride said he was aware of anecdotal concerns being raised by people who were complaining of receiving summonses to court without first receiving penalty …

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  • Mary FitzGerald said:

    Hi,

    Yeah, received summons two days ago for speeding offence on November 2013 of which I had no knowledge as did not receive any letter informi ng of the offence I would gladly have paid the fine had I received it as I am not disputing that I was speeding Have to go to court on Tuesday June 4th and put my case forward Hoping iot will go ok as I will be willing to take an oath that I did not receive anything regarding offence prior
    Hoping it goes ok,
    Mary