Limerick man who was living in his car is put off the road

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

The man was disqualified from driving for four years at Kilmallock Court

The man was disqualified from driving for four years at Kilmallock Court

A CAPPAMORE man, who was living in his car for a period of time, was disqualified from driving for four years at Kilmallock Court.

Jamie Murphy, aged 26, of Bilboa, Cappamore pleaded guilty to no insurance, non display of tax disc and failing to display L plates.

He was stopped by Garda John Ryan on the Main Street of Doon on September 25, 2017.

Kevin Power, solicitor for Mr Murphy, said his client is 26-years-old and has two children.

“At the time of the offence he was having difficulties with partner. He was asked to leave the house. He was living out of his car.

“He has got employment and walks there every day. He apologises wholeheartedly but that’s the reason he was using the car - he was living in it. He earns €250 a week with €50 going on rent,” said Mr Power.

The court heard Mr Murphy had one previous conviction for no insurance.

Judge Marian O’Leary disqualified Mr Murphy from driving for four years and fined him €400 for no insurance. He was fined €200 for no road tax and €100 for not displaying L plates.

“If he comes before me again explain to your client what will happen,” Judge O’Leary told Mr Power.