Case of drink-driving against priest adjourned for thirteenth time

September 19, 2018

A parish priest in Co Donegal accused of drink-driving has had his case adjourned for the thirteenth time.

Fr Denis Quinn, of Parochial House, Falcarragh, appeared at Falcarragh District Court charged with drink-driving at Letterkenny Main Street on March 29th, 2014.

The 57-year-old curate, who was not present in court, was represented by solicitor John Canon.

The case, which was conducted through Irish, was adjourned due to a legal issue on Irish language rights.

Solicitor Canon told Judge Paul Kelly that a judgement had been made in the High Court in relation to the case, but he said that there were questions about that case and that it has not been signed yet.

He also said that the judgement would be mentioned in the High Court next month.

Judge Kelly asked for a copy of that judgment and said that he wanted to read it.

The case was adjourned until January 16th, 2019.