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Sunday 17 November 2019

TD Clare Daly wins speeding conviction appeal case

TD Clare Daly
TD Clare Daly

Conor McHugh

Independents4change TD Clare Daly has won an appeal against a speeding conviction.

Ms Daly, with an address in Elmwood Drive, Swords, was convicted on October 26, 2016, after it was alleged she was travelling at 59kph in a 50kph zone on January 1, 2016, at Ballymany, Newbridge.

Her appeal focused on the fact that no evidence of a contract between the Minister for Justice and the company Go Safe, which administers speed detection and prosecutions, was presented to the court as part of the State's evidence.

A recording was replayed to confirm whether the witness for Go Safe had or had not given such evidence.

Judge Sarah Berkely concluded he had not and allowed the appeal.

Last October 26, Deputy Daly was fined €300 at Naas District Court for speeding despite an attempt to plead not guilty to the charge. She was also accused of "a total abuse of court process" in the course of the hearing by judge Desmond Zaidan.

Irish Independent

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