DRIVINGCHARGE STRUCKOUT

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All the of­fences are al­leged to have oc­curred on 25 May, 2017.

In court last week, solic­i­tor Der­mot Mon­a­han, on be­half of Melissa McGin­ley, said this in­ci­dent oc­curred out­side the school gates, and his client was plead­ing guilty.

How­ever, when Judge Cough­lan said she should apol­o­gise to the other party for a start, the de­fen­dant replied she was not go­ing to apol­o­gise.

At that point, the judge said he was go­ing to put the case back. ‘I want this sorted out to my sat­is­fac­tion.’

Mr Mon­a­han sub­se­quently told the court Melissa McGin­ley was with­draw­ing her plea of guilty.

The en­tire case was then ad­journed to 12 De­cem­ber for hear­ing. place, en­gag­ing in threat­en­ing, abu­sive and in­sult­ing be­hav­iour and vi­o­lent dis­or­der in Park Street on 17 March, 2017.

Ro­nan was granted le­gal aid.

A mo­torist ac­cused of care­less driv­ing at Quay Street junc­tion on 21 Novem­ber last, has had the charge struck out.

Solic­i­tor Frank Mc­Don­nell, rep­re­sent­ing the de­fen­dant, Bi­lal Butt (30), 1 Park Way, Coul­ter Place, Dun­dalk, sought a re­duc­tion of the charge to one of driv­ing with­out rea­son­able con­sid­er­a­tion.

He said his client has no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, has been here 14 years, and is em­ployed in a re­search fa­cil­ity.

How­ever, the judge said this was an ac­ci­dent and the ac­cused was in­sured. He struck out the charge and gave le­gal aid.

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