Woman in court over rugby flight charters
A WOMAN has been charged with illegally chartering planes to bring Munster rugby fans to European matches.
Pamela Hickey (37), of Ashford, Patrickswell, Co Limerick, appeared in Limerick District Court yesterday after she was charged with three offences.
She faces two charges of chartering the services of Monarch Airlines by deception.
It is alleged that the offences took place in September 2004 and January 2005 in relation to two return flights from Shannon Airport to Gatwick.
Ms Hickey also faces one charge of forgery contrary to the Criminal Justice and Theft Act on January 14, 2005, at a Limerick address.
During the short hearing, Judge Tom O'Donnell heard that Ms Hickey replied "yes, it's true" and "it's true" when two of the charges were put to her.
Ms Hickey, who is on social welfare, remained silent during the hearing.
The case was remanded until June 1 when the book of evidence is expected to be served. Ms Hickey is currently on station bail.