Bus licenses granted after Judge accuses Garda Chief of “discourtesy”

first_imgA case against three drivers applying for bus licenses has been withdrawn by Donegal’s leading Garda, Chief Superintendent Terri McGinn.The cases had come before Letterkenny District Court. The applications were made by three people who were seeking small PSV licenses.However, because they had penalty points on their licenses for speeding, the applications had been refused.In one case the driver had been given penalty points for driving 89kph in an 80kph zone.The applications were appealed and the cases were due to be heard at Letterkenny District Court.However, when the cases were called, Garda Inspector Sean Grant applied for an adjournment to enable Chief Superintendent McGinn to “reconsider” the files.But solicitor Frank Dorrian, representing two of the people seeking licenses, and barrister Gareth McGrory representing the other man, objected.They pointed out that it was the Gardai who had asked for the cases to be heard at a previous hearing six weeks ago.Judge Paul Kelly refused the Gardai’s application to have the matter adjourned again and put the cases back until 2pm.He indicated that it was not appropriate for the Garda Chief Superintendent of Donegal to treat the court or legal practitioners with such “discourtesy.”When the cases were mentioned again, Garda Inspector Sean Grant told the court that Chief Superintendent McGinn was withdrawing her application against the three people.The licenses will now be issued.Bus licenses granted after Judge accuses Garda Chief of “discourtesy” was last modified: October 16th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:busChief Supt Terri McGinncourtdonegalGardailicenseslast_img

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