Portlaoise man was uninsured to drive

A Portlaoise man convicted of driving without a licence or insurance was fined €300 and €100 at last week’s district court.

A Portlaoise man convicted of driving without a licence or insurance was fined €300 and €100 at last week’s district court.

Darren Whelan, 7 Broomville Court, Portlaoise, committed the offence at the Ballyfin Road, Mountrath, on January 27.

Solicitor, Mr Declan Breen said his client had a history of drugs, but had since matured.

“Taking away his licence might have an adverse effect on the situation,” said Mr Breen.