Search

25/10/2021

E1000 donation ‘not enough’

A donation of e1000 to a Louth playground group will not be enough to have a charge dismissed against a publican who sold alcohol to a minor, Judge Flann Brennan said at Dundalk Court.

A donation of e1000 to a Louth playground group will not be enough to have a charge dismissed against a publican who sold alcohol to a minor, Judge Flann Brennan said at Dundalk Court.

The owners of Sarks Bar, Valley Lodge, Louth Village speared in court charged with the offence on February 18 last year.

The court heard that a 15-year-old person had been able to make a test purchase of alcohol at the pub.

The case had been put back from a previous court. Solicitor Sean T O’Reilly, appearing for the defendants, said they were willing to pay a substantial donation – e1,000 – to the Killanny Playground Group.

Mr O’Reilly said the pub owner was a hardworking family man who did not want to find himself in this situation.

He had accepted what had happened in the sale to the juvenile.

It was stated that the person who sold the alcohol did not believe that the young person was only 15. Judge Brennan said the e1,000 offered was not enough.

The e1,000 is to be paid over to the playground group but a further e1,000 would also have to be paid, he said.

He put the case back to June 5.

To continue reading this archived article for FREE,
please just kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.