December 5, 2023

A number one Donegal solicitor has questioned the necessity for Donegal County Council to ship a solicitor to maintain a ‘watching temporary’ on a case involving native Impartial County Councillor Frank McBrearty.

Councillor McBrearty has been charged with partaking in threatening, abusive or insulting phrases with intent to impress a breach of the peace.

The cost pertains to an incident at Donegal County Council County Home automobile park, The Diamond in Lifford on December thirteenth, 2021.

The 54-year-old has additionally been charged that, on the identical date on the identical location that he did with out lawful authority or cheap excuse, wilfully stop or interrupt the free passage of a automobile within the mentioned public place.

The costs relate to an incident involving one other Donegal County Councillor.

The case was briefly talked about at at this time’s sitting of Letterkenny District Courtroom.

Garda Sergeant Gerard Dalton mentioned he would love the case to return to January fifteenth subsequent to hyperlink with all different issues.

It was famous that Dublin-based solicitor, Michael Staines, was in court docket to maintain a “watching temporary” on issues for Donegal County Council.

Nevertheless, solicitor for Mr McBrearty, Mr Patsy Gallagher, requested was Mr Staines in court docket for the “basic residents of Donegal” earlier than remarking ‘it’s an excellent use of ratepayers cash.’

Decide Éiteáin Cunningham mentioned solicitors had been completely entitled to maintain a watching temporary.

Councillor McBrearty was not in court docket for at this time’s listening to.


Solicitor questions use of rate-payers cash on McBrearty court docket case was final modified: October 4th, 2023 by Employees Author