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Barry Cowen fined for speeding as learner before drink driving ban

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Barry Cowen referenced his speeding and parking tickets. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Barry Cowen referenced his speeding and parking tickets. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Barry Cowen referenced his speeding and parking tickets. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Embattled Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen was up in court for speeding on his learner driver licence just three months before his ban for drink-driving.

Mr Cowen was banned from driving after being caught over the limit four years ago in September 2016.

It emerged yesterday that Mr Cowen, then a Fianna Fáil TD, also appeared before Dublin District Court in June 2016 on a speeding charge. He was fined €200 for breaking the special 60kmh limit at Palmerstown in Dublin in July 2015.


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