Gardai have no objection to licence
A GARDA Sergeant is not objecting to the renewal of a publican's licence, Sligo District Court was told.
The court heard that residents living near The Brewery pub in Ballinode had submitted their objections in writing to publican Joe Farrell's licence but that Garda Sergeant Philip Maree had no involvement.
Inspector Paul Kilcoyne told Judge Denis McLoughlin that Sgt. Maree had no personal involvement and his name had come up after attending a number of residents association meetings in his capacity as a community Garda.
Ms. Elaine Coghill, solicitor, representing Glencarraig Residents' Association, told an earlier hearing that there would be 18 witnesses along with a Garda Sergeant.
At the court last Thursday Ms. Coghill handed 16 letters outlining the objections to Mr. Gerard McGovern, solicitor, who appeared for the publican.
Inspector Kilcoyne said the Gardai had no objection to the renewal of the licence. The case was adjourned for mention at Sligo District Court on November 22nd next.