Callely sentencing adjourned until Monday

Callely sentencing adjourned until Monday
Ivor Callely (left)

Ivor Callely's sentencing for claiming over €4,000 fake mobile phone expenses has been adjourned until Monday morning.

The 56-year-old, with an address at St Lawrence's Road, Clontarf, admitted submitting fake invoices at Leinster House to back up the claims for handsets and car kits between 2007 and 2009 while he was a member of the Seanad.

Lawyers for Mr Callely described this as a dark day for the former Fianna Fáil politician as they urged the court to consider a non-custodial sentence.

They say he knows that what he did was wrong and that he is ready to take the medicine.

The court heard that Mr Callely submitted six fake invoices for mobile handsets and car kits dating back to 2002, but paid most of the money back when a journalist made a Freedom of Information request about his expenses.

More on this topic

Ivor Callely appears in court more than a week after arrest warrant issuedIvor Callely appears in court more than a week after arrest warrant issued

Callely denied early release to avoid media attention, court hearsCallely denied early release to avoid media attention, court hears

Callely moved to Mountjoy's medical unit for round-the-clock observationCallely moved to Mountjoy's medical unit for round-the-clock observation

Callely claimed over €4,000 in false mobile phone expenses, court hearsCallely claimed over €4,000 in false mobile phone expenses, court hears


More in this Section

Two men held after digger used in double ATM theftTwo men held after digger used in double ATM theft

8 National Parks and Nature Reserves to close for Storm Atiyah8 National Parks and Nature Reserves to close for Storm Atiyah

Man due in court over drug, gold and alcohol seizureMan due in court over drug, gold and alcohol seizure

Restricting TDs and Senators from double-jobbing 'needs consideration', says TaoiseachRestricting TDs and Senators from double-jobbing 'needs consideration', says Taoiseach


Lifestyle

This Christmas remember that there is no such thing as cheap food.Buy local: Use your LOAF

As we wait, eager and giddy, a collective shudder of agitated ardor ripples through the theatre, like a Late, Late Toyshow audience when they KNOW Ryan’s going to give them another €150 voucher. Suddenly, a voice booms from the stage. Everyone erupts, whooping and cheering. And that was just for the safety announcement.Everyman's outstanding Jack and the Beanstalk ticks all panto boxes

Every band needs a Bez. In fact, there’s a case to be made that every workplace in the country could do with the Happy Mondays’ vibes man. Somebody to jump up with a pair of maracas and shake up the energy when things begin to flag.Happy Mondays create cheery Tuesday in Cork gig

More From The Irish Examiner