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Old 17-02-2018, 03:18 PM
Smaug Smaug is offline
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Default Payed your TV licence? Well we'll lock you up anyway

Feens getting away with murder on the streets and the Gardaí arrive to this woman's house to arrest her for not paying her TV license fee, even though she had. She ends up in a cell in the local Garda station and then Mount Joy but first she had to find a sitter for her child.

Some fucked up system M8s....

I hope she got €100K or thereabouts.

Woman wrongly arrested and brought to prison over TV Licence settles damages action

A woman who was wrongly arrested and brought to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin over a mistake about non-payment of a TV Licence has settled her High Court action for damages.

Law student, Amy Daly (aged 27), Kilbrook, Tullamore, Co Offaly, sued the Garda Commissioner, the Governor of the Dochas Centre at Mountjoy, the Minister for Justice and Equality and the State, over the incident on January 9, 2015.

The case opened before a judge and jury today but, following talks, was settled.

Mr Justice Bernard Barton made an order for Ms Daly's legal costs and discharged the jury.

She had sued for false imprisonment, breach of her constitutional right to liberty, negligence and breach of duty.

The State parties had admitted liability for these breaches but there was an issue over the level of damages, the court heard.

Earlier, Robert Beatty SC, for Ms Daly, said Ms Daly, who has a seven year old son, had picked the boy up from a creche on January 9 and brought him back home where she was making a sandwich for him while the then four-year-old was playing upstairs.

A knock came to the door and two gardai were there to tell her there was an outstanding arrest warrant with regard to a TV licence.

Counsel said Ms Daly, who is a single mother, had been saving €4 TV licence stamps since the previous October and had collected €144 worth since then.

The gardai told her she would have to come to Tullamore Garda Station. While there were logistical problems in regard to the care of her son, she presented herself at the station a short time later where she was incarcerated in a small cell there for the whole afternoon, counsel said.

Later she was brought to Mountjoy prison where she was again detained for several hours until the defendants became aware of their mistake, he said.

At that point, her father drove from Tullamore to collect her and she was in an extremely distressed state.

Counsel said she was in an anxious and distressed state throughout the day. She had a history of anxiety and suffered post-natal depression after the birth of her son in 2010. For some six months before this incident however, she had been clear of those problems, counsel said.

The State parties have "held up their hands", counsel said, and said there was not just cause to incarcerate her.

The case was now about what level of damages she was entitled to and the focus of the issues between the parties was over her existing pre-incident difficulties, counsel said.

There had been no apology for what happened, he said.

There would be evidence that arising out of what happened she suffered panic attacks and felt unable to breathe. She feared the defendants might try to arrest her again and moved out of her own home for a time to go back and live with her parents.

She was unable to return to college for a time, suffered sleep disruption, nightmares and flashbacks and was prescribed medication for anxiety.

When the case was about to resume after lunch, Mr Beatty said the case had been settled. Mr Justice Barton congratulated the parties on reaching a settlement.
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...aye, Smaug is fussy about the kind of jigsaw he makes....
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Old 17-02-2018, 06:39 PM
The Judge The Judge is offline
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Ohh i'd say she was well advised on what to say about her suffering and play the system.There was no doubt a boo boo made but to what extent and what will it end up costing us?As i'm sure the insurance company representing the state decided to cut their losses and settle,rather than go through a full blown trial.Makes you wonder what type of Gardai call to a house to exercise a warrant for something like this?You'd imagine there should have been a bit of 'common sense' from the duty sergant or even the district superintendent.
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Old 17-02-2018, 06:47 PM
Jim Comic Jim Comic is online now
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Paid, innit
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Old 17-02-2018, 06:58 PM
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I see Lotti Ryan on some dancing show presenting
I would have no issue doing time citing not her as the reason for not paying the licence fee rip off.
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Old 17-02-2018, 09:35 PM
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She looks alright
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Old 17-02-2018, 11:26 PM
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She looks alright
Also intelligent and rich !
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Old 17-02-2018, 11:36 PM
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wb even though I think it's still against the law to ride offaly wildlife.
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Old 19-02-2018, 07:17 AM
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Good lookin' for a transvestite.
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Old 19-02-2018, 05:08 PM
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Good lookin' for a transvestite.
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Old 19-06-2018, 09:56 PM
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brexit ate my dinner...


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