Former Sinn Fein Magherafelt councillor fined for no insurance

Magherafelt Courthouse.
Magherafelt Courthouse.

A FORMER Sinn Fein member of Magherafelt District Council was fined a £125 with six penalty points at the local Magistrates Court for having no insurance.

Deborah Geraldine Ni Shiadhail (47), of Manor Close, Magherafelt, was also fined £75 with £15 offender’s levy for failing to wear a seatbelt.

The court heard the offences came to light when the defendant was stopped by police at Moneymore Road, Magherafelt, on March 14 last year.

A defence barrister explained that the defendant’s insurance had been cancelled without her knowledge.

He stressed that when it came to her notice, she immediately addressed the problem.

Applying for legal aid, the barrister added that defendant had recently been made redundant.