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Court quashes Galway County Councillor Michael Fahy’s conviction

Appeals court quashes the 2008 conviction for obtaining county council funds by false pretences, without ordering a new trial.

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THE COURT of Criminal Appeal has quashed the conviction of Galway County Councillor Michael Fahy for obtaining funds from the council by false pretences.

Fahy, from Ardrahan, Co Galway, had been accused of obtaining the use or benefit of over €7,000. Galway Bay FM reports that Fahy was convicted and fined €30,000 at a retrial in late 2008.

However, the court today ruled that his conviction was ‘unsafe’ and did not order a new trial, RTÉ reports.

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