A Kerry construction company, involved in school and other public building contracts, has paid €5,000 into the court poor box to avoid a conviction for breach of health and safety legislation after it pleaded guilty to failing to properly fence off a site during the building of an extension at a secondary school in Killarney, Co Kerry last year.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
A man with 102 previous convictions — 29 of which were for theft — was caught boarding a train in Killarney with a €500 bicycle he had earlier taken from a cycle shop, along with two jumpers from a shop near the railway station, Killarney District Court was told.
Wed, 21 Dec, 2016
Thu, 03 Nov, 2016
A 51-year-old who claimed he was being “picked on” by “only Killarney gardaí”, is on a dossier of drug suspects held in Killarney Garda Station, it emerged during a case in which he denied obstructing a garda who suspected him of having drugs.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2016
A 50-year-old man told a court he was “bribed” by the offer of home- cooked bacon and cabbage to cut the back lawn of his mother’s property — but insisted he ate the meal with mustard on the porch and believed he did not breach an order not to enter her home.
Wed, 08 Jul, 2015
A fast-fingered accordion player was so exhausted after two performances in different counties on the same day — he struck a ditch, crashed his van, destroyed his instruments and his equipment. And his band did not play on, a court was told.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2015
A 20-year-old man was caught "hot as hell" when changing his bald tyres after performing doughnuts with his Lexus car near Killarney, Co Kerry. He "volunteered" €2,500 to the court poor box to avoid a conviction for dangerous driving and the possibility of being put off the road or jailed.
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015