GAA footballer is fined €6,250 for failing to file tax statements
FINES totalling €6,250 were imposed yesterday on Meath footballer Graham Geraghty and his wife Amanda for failing to return statements of their financial affairs to the Revenue Commissioners.
Mr Geraghty (38) was a Fine Gael candidate in the 2007 General Election.
The couple have an address at Higginstown, Athboy, county Meath.
Kells District Court was told yesterday by Kevin Martin, solicitor for the couple, that the returns had been filed the previous day but there had been a delay in doing this.
Mr Martin said that pleas (of guilty) were being made to the summonses and he asked Judge Patrick McMahon to deal with the case. Fines totalling €6,250 were imposed.
Mr Martin also said that while both spouses had been summonsed "one statement of affairs would elicit enough information," for both.
The two summonses for Mrs Geraghty relate to the years 2004 and 2008 while her husband had three summonses -- one each for the years 2004, 2008 and 2000.
Geraghty was fined €3,750 and his wife was fined €2,500.