Thursday October 1, 2020

Court president criticises 'willy nilly' dismissal of driving charges

Driving offences should not be thrown out of court "willy nilly, without good reason", the president of the High Court has said.

30th June, 2012
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Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns.

Driving offences should not be thrown out of court "willy nilly, without good reason", the president of the High Court has said.

Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns was giving judgment in a judicial review by James O'Keeffe of a decision by a District Judge last September to convict him of driving while under the influence of drugs.

O'Keeffe claimed that Judge Joseph Mangan in Ennis District Court, Co Clare, had wrongly allowed a witness to be...

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