A man was fined €450 at a recent sitting of Longford District Court for traffic offences.
Alexandre Goncalves, 12 Ash Lawns, Clonbalt Woods, came before the court on foot of a number of traffic offences, including no insurance and parking in a disabled parking bay at Dublin Street, Longford on September 26, 2015.
With regards to the insurance charge, Solicitor for Mr Goncalves, Frank Gearty, said his client “genuinely believed it was in order but it was out of date”, but he admitted that Mr Goncalves didn’t see the disabled parking bay and “should have seen it”.
After hearing that Mr Goncalves is a panel beater who has his own business, Judge Hughes fined him €250 in respect of the charge of having no insurance and €200 for parking in the disabled bay.
All other matters were struck out.