•   
  •   

Ireland 'There is something amiss': Judge criticises recent ruling after striking out 34 road traffic cases

13:40  07 december  2019
13:40  07 december  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

Comedian Sil Fox's trial for alleged sexual assault delayed

  Comedian Sil Fox's trial for alleged sexual assault delayed Comedian Sil Fox's trial for alleged sexual assault delayedThe entertainer (86) had his case adjourned after Dublin District Court heard it would take at least a day to hear, with eight prosecution witnesses and CCTV evidence.

Of the cases struck out today, 21 were prosecutions over not paying fines for speeding. If convicted, the offending motorists would have received five Later, he noted no appeal has yet been lodged by the State against the High Court judgement and said: " There is something somewhere amiss ."

Traffic accident investigation and reconstructions can determine liability in the event of a traffic collision. When a traffic accident occurs, it is often not enough to simply say that something went wrong. In the case of a collision, there is a multitude of factors that affect the outcome of the impact.

a person driving a car © Shutterstock All About Space

OVER 30 MOTORISTS suspected of breaking road traffic laws walked free from court yesterday without any sanction after a judge struck out all of their cases.

At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan struck out a total of 34 Garda prosecutions against motorists as a result of a recent High Court ruling which found that a section of the Road Traffic Act concerning defences to fixed charge notices is unconstitutional.

Of the 34 cases struck out by Judge Durcan, 21 were prosecutions against motorists summoned to court over not paying their fines for speeding.

If convicted yesterday, the offending motorists would have received five penalty points on their licence for speeding along with whatever fine Judge Durcan would have imposed.

Man (40s) dies following road crash in Co Limerick

  Man (40s) dies following road crash in Co Limerick A MAN has died following a collision in Co Limerick. The collision happened shortly after 1.30am between a van and an articulated lorry and a van on the M& motorway (westbound), on the slip road at junction 30, Rossbrien (Cork Exit). A garda spokesperson said: "Units from Roxboro Road Garda Station, Divisional Roads Policing, National Ambulance and Limerick Fire Services attended at the crash site. "The driver of the van, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. "His body has since been removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick. The lorry driver was uninjured.

The verdant landscape for road traffic cases finds expression in an ensemble of Supreme Court Disturbingly, there were 3,880 traffic accidents and 61 deaths on our roads in the first half of Analytical Frameworks – These judgments set out useful analytical frameworks to be applied in other

After two years, the DOJ has decided to drop its bogus conspiracy/drug trafficking case against Federal Express. FedEx pointed out that it was in the package delivery business, not the law enforcement business. When judges call something "novel," it's rarely because they're impressed.

However, all were struck out along with another driver charged with careless driving who also walked out of court without any sanction after Judge Durcan struck out the case.

Of the 34 cases, Judge Durcan also struck out another three cases where drivers were accused of holding a mobile phone while driving.

Before striking out the cases, Judge Durcan took aim at members of the Oireachtas for failing to legislate properly in area of road traffic law.

Judge Durcan stated that after the recent High Court ruling by Ms Justice Úna Ni Raifeartaigh “one is drawn to the inescapable conclusion that these cases are not going to ever emerge into broad daylight again”.

Judge Durcan said that he found it extremely irritating to read critical comments by legislators on the Road Traffic laws “and yet the job of the legislature is to legislate and nothing seems to be done to legislate for the appalling situation that has been created by legislation in this case”.

Over 150 new gardaí deployed to Christmas traffic duty in Cork, Dublin and Limerick

  Over 150 new gardaí deployed to Christmas traffic duty in Cork, Dublin and Limerick Over 150 new gardaí deployed to Christmas traffic duty in Cork, Dublin and Limerick .The operation, which was launched today, seeks to help traffic flow through increased garda patrols on major routes and link roads during peak commuter hours. © Eamonn Farrell This year it will see a particular focus on traffic management issues around car parks at major shopping areas.The newly attested gardaí will support garda roads policing units and local patrols in traffic management.

Bangladesh is a source and transit city's for men, women, and children subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically forced labor and forced prostitution. A significant share of Bangladesh's trafficking victims are men recruited for work overseas with fraudulent employment offers who are subsequently

Various important judgments are there reflecting upon concerns on road safety issue some of the important ones are discussed herein. The compliances of these regulations formulated are enforced by the enforcement agencies including Traffic police. If in any case somebody violates the rules and

He stated “let’s get real about this carry on” and stated that “legislators had legislated in a confused fashion without a knowledge of the road traffic laws and without a knowledge of what they are doing”.

Judge Durcan stated that as a result of this failure “it would be a complete derogation of my duty and judicially irresponsible to allow these matters proceed in this case”.

Before striking one of the prosecutions, Judge Durcan told the prosecuting Garda in the case “your time has been completely wasted and your efforts have been wasted by the contradictory legislation and the unconstitutional situation that has been created”.

Later, Judge Durcan noted that no appeal has yet been lodged by the State against the High Court judgement.

He stated: “There is something somewhere amiss.”

MORE NEWS:

Second victim accuses Andrew (Daily Mail)

Senior garda is suspended for allegedly taking 'secret photos' of female colleague (Independent.ie)

Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer, jury finds (The Guardian)

Archaeologists accidentally break eggs that had been going off for 1,700 years (The Independent)

Dublin pensioner 'fat shamed' by judge too embarrassed to leave home during the day .
'I walk by night now to avoid being seen. Nobody else has ever hurt my feelings like that'Michael Noyek, 68, will only go out walking under cover of darkness after a judge described him as “grossly overweight” in open court.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!