Rubbish clearer’s insurance issue

A PORTARLINGTON man who was ordered to clean up rubbish for one week after being convicted of dumping has had his case put back to June, as Laois County Council may not be able to insure him to do the work.

A PORTARLINGTON man who was ordered to clean up rubbish for one week after being convicted of dumping has had his case put back to June, as Laois County Council may not be able to insure him to do the work.

James Lawrence, 7 Barrow Way, Spa Street, Port, was convicted at the May 3 sitting of the District Court, with Judge Catherine Staines ruling that if he completed seven days of rubbish clearing he would avoid a prison sentence.

However, at last week’s court a solicitor for the county council informed the judge that there was an issue with insurance.

Judge Staines put the matter back to June 15 for mention and said if it was not possible for Lawrence to do the work she would come up with a different proposal.