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District court briefs


Gorey Courthouse.

Gorey Courthouse.

Gorey Courthouse.


A Courtown woman had her driving licence restored at Gorey District Court.

Licence restored

No objection was made by gardai against  Rebecca Sloper of 48 Seaview, Poulshone, Courtown and Judge John Cheatle restored the licence.

Case dismissed

A speeding case against a Gorey businessman was dismissed at a recent sitting of Gorey District Court.

Anthony Doherty of Ballycomclone, Gorey was charged with travelling at 75 km/h in a 60 km/h zone at R772 Balleybog, Gorey in August 2018.

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Mr Doherty told Judge John Cheatle that an employee of his was driving the van and he thought that he had sent the details in at the time.

He provided correspondence to Judge John Cheatle, who, once satisfied, dismissed the case.


A speeding case against an Inch motorist was adjourned at a recent sitting of Gorey District Court.

Ciaran Keegan (63) of High Field House, Clonough, Inch was charged with travelling at 100 km/h in an 80 km/h zone at the R772 Ashwood Upper, Gorey in August 2018.

The court heard that Keegan had not been notified of the court date and so the case was adjourned to October 14.

Donation to poor box in drug case

A Dublin man caught with drugs can avoid a conviction if he make a donation to the poor box at Gorey District Court.

Jamie Doody (20) of 47 Iona Apartments, Tolka Valley Road, Finglas faced a charge of possession of drugs for the purpose of sale and supply at Gorey’s Shamble Lane in January 2018.

The court heard that Doody was a teenager at the time and the total value of the drugs was €100.

Judge John Cheatle said if Doody made a contribution to the poor box the case would be struck out and adjourned the matter to November 17 for finalisation.

Drug possession

A Gorey woman’s case for possession of €50 worth of cannabis was adjourned at Gorey District Court.

Sabina Hogan (44) of 6 Rath an Cuillin, Hollyfort, Gorey is charged with having the drugs in her home in January of this year.

The case was adjourned to October 14.