Woman who was asked to leave TD's office arrested
A WOMAN who was asked to leave Deputy Michael Moynihan's office in Kanturk and later refused to give her name or address to Gardai ended up being arrested.
At Mallow District court, Garda Keith Reidy said he spoke with Angela Redic on February 3 last at Percival Street, Kanturk, and he asked her to leave the area. He said she refused to give her name or address, and would temporarily leave the area and then return.
She was charged with refusing to give her name and address and failure to comply with the directions of Gardai.
Inspector Tony Sugrue said a summons had been given to her personally. In court, he asked Judge Brian Sheridan to look at the response which she had written back. The text was not disclosed to the court but it drew a smile from the judge.
Insp Sugrue said when the case against Ms Redic (50) of Brookpark, Kilcorney, Mallow was called at a previous date she was not in court, so Gardai had again written to her.
"I got back an envelope with the words 'she does not live here' written on it - but it was her own handwriting," said Insp Sugrue. He said Ms Redic had got an offer of caution and then a letter was sent out to her.
However, Ms Redic was not in court and she had no legal representation.
Judge Brian Sheridan took the charge of refusing to give her name and address into account but for failing to comply with the directions of gardai she was fined €200.