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    It appears on the basis of this case that a Garda does not have to explain to a Judge why the DPP decided not to prosecute a case.
    One would expect that the Judge should know the reason before dismissing the case.

    But when the case was called, at Naas District Court, Chief Superintendent Pat Mangan told Judge Desmond Zaidan that the cases against the famous footballer were being withdrawn, on the instructions of the DPP.

    "Why?" the judge asked.


    The charges of dangerous driving and drink-driving were withdrawn for "procedural reasons".
    GAA star's drink-driving charge is withdrawn - Independent.ie

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    Why should a garda have to explain the reasoning of the DPP to the judge??
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    Was the words Famous footballer used in court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commonman View Post
    Was the words Famous footballer used in court.
    No, they were used in the phone call.
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    Another thread on this opened - mods please close this one.

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/justice...l-reasons.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrightDay View Post
    Another thread on this opened - mods please close this one.

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/justice...l-reasons.html
    Both should be closed given the topic is non-political and leads to speculation which can be defamatory.

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    Other thread looks like it's been pulled, as did a thread I started recently on a similar issue. This didn't used to happen in the olden days. The site is turning into a bit of a media poodle, running scared of anything remotely risky. Come back David Cochrane, I say....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Con Gallagher View Post
    Both should be closed given the topic is non-political and leads to speculation which can be defamatory.
    Who gets to decide what is and isn't political?

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    a discussion site that is afraid to discuss.

    the Indo may highlight the faults of our 'stars' and betters but p.ie dare not. there are people out there who have had personal dealings with such highly regarded people such as footballers and they cannot be let voice their experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrightDay View Post
    It appears on the basis of this case that a Garda does not have to explain to a Judge why the DPP decided not to prosecute a case.
    One would expect that the Judge should know the reason before dismissing the case.



    GAA star's drink-driving charge is withdrawn - Independent.ie
    Referees have been letting him away for years so whats the problem?

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