A Ballybofey man who didn’t pay a parking tremendous advised a District Court docket, when querying possession of a public place, that Donegal County Council just isn’t talked about within the bible.
Joseph Martin Griffin, with an handle at Sessiaghoneill, Ballybofey, was earlier than Letterkenny District Court docket this week.
When Griffin was known as, he advised the court docket that he was current ‘by particular look’.
Choose Éiteáin Cunningham requested Griffin if he was pleading responsible or not responsible to the cost, arising out of an unpaid parking tremendous, which was issued on June 30, 2022, the accused mentioned: “Are you providing me a brand new contract? Have you ever fairness, your honour?”
A parking warden from Donegal County Council advised the court docket that he was on obligation on the date in query when, at 11.46am, he noticed a car parked at Market Road, Ballybofey with no legitimate pay and show disc.
A hard and fast cost penalty discover was issued, however remained unpaid. Photographic proof was proven to the court docket and to the defendant, who represented himself.
Griffin requested the court docket for a replica of the deeds for the land.
“I take a look at and browse the bible and I don’t see Donegal County Council anyplace within the bible,” Griffin mentioned.
“I would really like them to supply deeds that present Donegal County Council truly personal the land the place the alleged crime happened. Not by-laws or something like that. I require the deeds.”
Mr Kevin McElhinney, solicitor for Donegal County Council, mentioned that the cost earlier than the court docket was in relation to parking in a public place.
Choose Cunningham mentioned she was glad that the situation was a public place and located the information confirmed.
Griffin, who declined to handle the court docket in mitigation, was fined €80 and ordered to pay prices of €138.
Recognisance within the occasion of an enchantment was fastened at Griffin’s personal bond of €500, with €200 to be lodged.
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