A young Donegal farmer was warned by a Judge not to go out on the road again without insurance as he was given his driving license back.

Shane Heaney was banned from driving for four years in November 2016 when he was caught on the road without insurance.

It was the second time he was caught with no insurance while driving.

He had also failed to pay a fine imposed by the court for not being insured.

He appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday asking the court to have his license restored early

The 27 year old’s solicitor Mr Rory O’Brien told the court that there were a number of reasons for the application.

He said Heaney, of Rocky River Drive, Carrownaganagh, Milford, needed his license for his farming work in and around his land.

He added that Heaney’s partner was also due their first child together and he was also considering applying for work in Canada and would ned his license.

Judge Deirdre Gearty asked Heaney if he had enquired to see the cost of insurance after his four-year disqualification.

He told the court that he was told insurance for a tractor would now cost him in the region of €1,000.

Judge Gearty agreed to restore Heaney’s license but warned him “Don’t go out on that road without insurance again.”


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