Former hockey international Caitríona Carey fails to appear in court following ‘severe breakdown in communications’

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Former hockey planetary Caitríona Carey did not look successful tribunal connected Thursday successful Kilkenny for an entreaty proceeding successful narration to roadworthy postulation offences.

The entreaty has present been adjourned to the October sittings of the Kilkenny District Court appeals astatine Kilkenny Circuit Court aft the tribunal heard that determination had been “a terrible breakdown successful communications” successful narration to her solicitor who besides did not look successful court.

The erstwhile camogie star, who antecedently had an code astatine Weir View Hill successful Kilkenny is appealing a three-month suspended condemnation which was handed down astatine Kilkenny District Court past May aft she pleaded blameworthy to roadworthy postulation offences including driving without security and without a valid licence. She was besides disqualified for driving for 4 years.

Last May, Garda Julie Chapman gave grounds that she stopped the suspect connected the Castlecomer Road successful Kilkenny connected December 21st, 2021. The garda utilized her mobile instrumentality to scan the licence and it came up that Ms Carey was disqualified from driving.

On December 10th, 2021, Ms Carey was observed driving astatine Weir View successful Kilkenny. At the clip she was disqualified from driving successful punishment points.

Gda Chapman told Kilkenny District Court however she was screamed astatine by “a wholly retired of control” Catriona Carey aft she was informed that her uninsured car would beryllium seized.

An entreaty was lodged connected behalf of Ms Carey and was owed to beryllium heard past October. On that day State Solicitor, Gerry Meaney informed the tribunal that Ms Carey was present afloat contesting the matters earlier the tribunal and it was adjourned to the January sittings.

In January determination was nary justice disposable to perceive the entreaty and it was adjourned to today’s date.

At the Kilkenny District Court Appeals contiguous State Solicitor, Gerry Meaney said that helium had contacted Ms Carey’s solicitor, Mr Andrew Broderick and spoke to him.

“I spoke to him and helium was taken by surprise. He seemed to beryllium alert of the call-over but said helium wasn’t alert that it was successful for hearing.

“Ms Carey is not going to beryllium present obviously,” helium said.

The 2 garda witnesses who stopped Ms Carey successful narration to the roadworthy postulation offences were contiguous successful court, on with a witnesser from the Road Safety Authority and different authorities witness.

Mr Meaney told the tribunal that 1 of the garda members and 1 of the witnesses would not beryllium disposable to be the July sittings of the District Court Appeals.

This afternoon, solicitor Ed Hughes, said that portion helium had nary ceremonial instructions successful narration to the substance helium had been successful interaction with Mr Broderick “out of courtesy” and told the tribunal determination had been “a terrible breakdown successful communications”.

Judge Sinead Ni Chulacháin said that she wanted a connection conveyed to Mr Broderick.

“I can’t spot wherefore Mr Broderick didn’t cognize it was up today,” she said adding that it was not the State Solicitor’s occupation to archer him.

“I privation this to beryllium conveyed. Mr Meaney had his witnesses present and was connected afloat proofs. There is simply a outgo involved,” she said and adjourned the hearing, peremptory against Ms Carey to the October tribunal sittings and reserved the State’s costs to that date.

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