Sunday 4 December 2016

Activist arrested for non-payment of €300 fine

Published 07/05/2016 | 02:30

The environmental activist was arrested for non-payment of fines Stock photo: Getty
The environmental activist was arrested for non-payment of fines Stock photo: Getty

A former school principal turned environmental activist was on her way to Mountjoy Prison last night after being arrested for non-payment of fines.

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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.

Irish Independent

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