Thursday 22 March 2018

Ex-politician Heffernan is arrested for a fourth time

Former Senator James Heffernan
Former Senator James Heffernan
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Former Senator James Heffernan was arrested again last weekend and charged with a public-order offence.

This incident comes weeks after Mr Heffernan was arrested three times over the course of a single weekend while attending a music festival in Cork.

He was arrested in the early hours of last Saturday in Galway following an incident outside a popular music venue.

The Limerick politician, who ran for the Social Democrats in the last General Election, was charged at a special sitting of the Galway District Court on the same day.

He is due back in court on December 19. Mr Heffernan is understood to have been with his band in the Róisín Dubh venue before the incident which resulted in his arrest.

Sources close to the former Senator said he was examined by a doctor following his release due to injuries that he sustained from the incident.

Irish Independent

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