A Judge has ordered that a special court date be set to hear the separate cases of a former Senator charged with a hit and run and a priest charged with drink driving.

The cases are amongst a number which have been constantly adjourned at Falcarragh District Court.

Solicitor Sean Cannon has asked that the cases be heard in Irish and arrangements are now being made to hear the cases.

Judge Paul Kelly said he was adjourning the cases, five in all, until November 5th to name a date for their hearings.

He said the cases need to go ahead.

He said “We do need to get these cases on. They have been around for a long, long time.”

Garda Inspector Seamus McGonigle said he understood and said he accepted that it has taken a long time to make arrangements for the cases.

Brian O Domhnaill

The cases include that of former Senator Brian O Domhnaill, of Killult, Falcarragh, who is charged with a number of offences including drunk driving and hit and run.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Tullygay outside Letterkenny on September 2nd, 2013.

The cases also include Fr Denis Quinn of the Parochial House in Falcarragh.

Fr Quinn is charged with drink driving at Letterkenny’s Main Street on March 29th, 2014.



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