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Longford man granted temporary reprieve from court order ahead of wedding

Oct 5, 2022 13:10 By Shannonside News
Longford man granted temporary reprieve from court order ahead of wedding Longford man granted temporary reprieve from court order ahead of wedding
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Judge Connolly stated that while the court "could be somewhat human at times", all options would be examined should Mr Reilly not complete the payments.

A Longford man facing a substantial court ordered fine has been granted a temporary reprieve to his payments ahead of his wedding today.

Judge Keenan Johnson had ordered Chad Reilly of Oakvale, Longford to pay €10,000 following his convictions for Assault causing harm and violent disorder in 2018.

The matter came before Judge Kenneth Connolly at Longford Circuit Criminal Court yesterday where Mr Reilly's barrister informed the court that half of the fine had been paid since the order in 2018.

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Judge Connolly stated that enough time had elapsed, and that more than €5,000 of the fine should have been paid.

On responding to the judge, the defence representative stated that Mr. Reilly was due to get married today, and that he had brought a sum of €500 into court with him.

Judge Connolly stated that the wedding tipped the favour of the court in his direction and approved a motion to delay the remainder of the payments until January.

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The 23 year old was also not required to pay the money he had brought to court yesterday, with Judge Connolly stating that the court 'could be somewhat human at times'.

In granting the motion, the judge warned Mr. Reilly that 'enormous efforts must be made' to pay the fine and any failure to do so would mean all options would be considered by the court.

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