Donegal priest’s High Court bid to halt drink driving charge fails

Donegal priest’s High Court bid to halt drink driving charge fails

first_imgA Donegal-based priest will stand trial on drink driving charges after a the Hugh Court refused to declare a failure to provide him with some official documents in Irish breached the State’s constitutional obligations.Fr Donnchadh Ó Cuinn, the parish priest in Falcarragh, is charged with driving in excess of the legal limit for alcohol at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny on March 29, 2014. Fr Ó Cuinn denies the charge.In judicial review proceedings, he argued, as a native Irish speaker, he is entitled to conduct official business through Irish, his native language, the national language and the first official language of the State.Fr Ó Cuinn secured leave in November 2014 to bring forward a judicial review.In his reserved judgment on Friday, Mr Justice Clarke refused to grant the declarations sought, the Irish Times is reporting. Donegal priest’s High Court bid to halt drink driving charge fails was last modified: July 25th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdrink drivingFalcarraghFr Denis QuinnFr Donnchadh Ó Cuinnlast_img

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