Activist arrested for non-payment of €300 fine
A former school principal turned environmental activist was on her way to Mountjoy Prison last night after being arrested for non-payment of fines.
Maura Harrington (62), spokesperson for the Shell to Sea campaign, was arrested outside a bank in Belmullet, Co Mayo, about 3pm yesterday, according to her brother Sean Harrington.
She was arrested on foot of a warrant for non-payment of a €300 fine, he said.
The fine was imposed after she was found guilty at Belmullet District Court for a public order offence on August 1, 2012, when she used her car to obstruct the path of a crane driver who was delivering equipment for the Corrib Gas project.
She was also banned from driving for two years and given six months to pay the fine.