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Senator Fidelma Healy Eames apologises for dodging car tax

It hasn’t been a great summer for the Galway Senator.

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THEY SAY THINGS come in threes. If you’re looking for proof, just examine Senator Fidelma Healy Eames’s July.

First, the Galway native was embroiled in a dispute with Irish Rail over a €100 fine imposed after she failed to buy a ticket before boarding an intercity train. That issue was resolved after the Senator dropped her appeal and paid the penalty in full.

Later in the month, Healy Eames and her husband Michael were in court after a plumber took a case against the pair over work carried out in their home. The judge dismissed the case against her but ordered her husband to pay over €10,000 in unpaid fees. At the time, the Oranmore politician said she was satisfied with the outcome.

However, that wasn’t the last of her summer woes. On 2 July, but in information just come to light, the Senator’s car was impounded for not having an in-date tax disc.

In a statement issued through the Fine Gael press office, Healy Eames explained:

On the second of July I was stopped by Gardaí in Galway city and found not to have a valid tax disc. This was due to an oversight on my part. I was completely in the wrong. The car is now taxed.
I wish to apologise to the Gardaí and the public.

The incident occurred during rush hour between Moneenageisha Cross and Cemetry Cross in Galway.

The Senator is away on holidays so was unavailable for further comment.

More: Healy Eames drops appeal against €100 train ticket fine>

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