Geoghegan-Quinn's son escapes conviction
THE son of Ireland's EU Commissioner yesterday escaped a conviction by making a €100 charity donation.
Unemployed electrician Cormac Quinn (30), the son of Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, pleaded guilty at Galway District Court to being drunk and a danger to himself and others.
The offence happened at Forster Street, Galway, on February 8, 2010.
Quinn, of Woodfield, Cappagh Road, Galway, was also accused of refusing to obey the directions of a garda to leave Forster Street.
Quinn previously sparked controversy when he was expelled from an exclusive boarding school -- which sparked his mother's resignation from national politics.
The incident happened more than a decade ago, and speaking about it years later, Ms Geoghegan Quinn said that he was at that time identified by the media because "he was my son".