Five separate court cases involving a Parish Priest, a Senator and three other people have been adjourned until a High Court judgement is finalised.
The cases, which include that Or Fr Denis Quinn as well as Senator Brian O Domhnaill, were adjourned until March 20th next when they were called at Fallcarragh District Court.
All five cases relate to applications made by the defendants that court documents would be available in the Irish language.
One of the cases relate to a charge of drink driving in March, 2014 against Fr Denis Quinn with an address at Parochial Hse, Falcarragh, Co Donegal.
In court this morning his solicitor Sean Canon asked that the case would be adjourned due to the fact that a High Court judgment in July l2018 has not yet being signed.
Judge Paul Kelly asked had there been an appeal against this judgement but Mr Canon replied that he did not know.
This High Court judgement ruled that the State was not in breach of the Constitution by not providing the defendant, Mr Quinn with District Court rules and other court documents in Irish.
Judge Paul Kelly said this morning that he had read the judgement and that it was “interesting.’
This is the 13th adjournment in Denis Quinn’s case and the second due to the fact that last year’s HC judgment has not yet been signed.
Four other similar cases were adjourned until March including four charges against Sen. Brian Ó Domhnaill of Cill Ullta, Falcarragh, Co Donegal, which date back as far as 2013.
This is the 15th adjournment of his case.
He is charged with three charges connected to an alleged hit and run and another of drink-driving at Tullygay, Letterkenny on September 2nd, 2013.