Court - Allegedly gave false details

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Court - Allegedly gave false details

A 34-year-old man charged with having no insurance allegedly supplied false information to the insurance company.

Anthony Gildea (34), Hayworth Terrace, Ongar Park, Dublin 15, was charged with driving without insurance, at Cooltederry, Portarlington, on August 19 this year.

The accused told last week's court that he had insurance.

However, Inspector Eamon Curley said there was an issue with the insurance, as the insurance company claimed the accused had supplied false information.

Solicitor, Mr Gerry Meagher, acting on behalf of Mr Philip Meagher, requested legal aid in the case.

Judge Staines replied that the accused was claiming to have insurance, and no previous convictions, meaning he was not at risk of going to jail.

However, Mr Meagher said there was “a question mark” over his client’s previous convictions, at which point Insp Curley informed the court that the accused had 111 previous convictions.

The matter was put back to November 15 for hearing.