A number one Donegal solicitor has questioned the necessity for Donegal County Council to ship a solicitor to maintain a ‘watching transient’ on a case involving native Unbiased County Councillor Frank McBrearty.
Councillor McBrearty has been charged with participating 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 affordable excuse, wilfully stop or interrupt the free passage of a automobile within the stated public place.
The costs relate to an incident involving one other Donegal County Councillor.
The case was briefly talked about at as we speak’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court docket.
Garda Sergeant Gerard Dalton stated he would really like 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 courtroom to maintain a “watching transient” on issues for Donegal County Council.
Nevertheless, solicitor for Mr McBrearty, Mr Patsy Gallagher, requested was Mr Staines in courtroom for the “normal residents of Donegal” earlier than remarking ‘it’s a very good use of ratepayers cash.’
Decide Éiteáin Cunningham stated solicitors have been completely entitled to maintain a watching transient.
Councillor McBrearty was not in courtroom for as we speak’s listening to.
Solicitor questions use of rate-payers cash on McBrearty courtroom case was final modified: October 4th, 2023 by