Wednesday 18 October 2017

Dance coach denies trying to coerce judge at competition

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Tim Healy

A former world champion Irish dancer has strongly rejected claims she attempted to coerce a judge into awarding unfavourable marks to dancers at a competition.

The allegation has been made against Linda Martyn, who runs Irish Dancing School in Tuam, Co Galway, the High Court heard.

She is the subject of a disciplinary hearing by An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha, the body that regulates Irish dancing, over the alleged comment to another adjudicator at an Irish dancing competition held in the UK on October 15, 2016.

The court had previously granted her a temporary injunction preventing the hearing from going ahead.

Mr Justice Gilligan struck out the injunction application and awarded the costs to Ms Martyn.

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