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Callely fined for holding mobile in car


04.04.11

 

Senator Ivor Callely has been fined €60 for holding a mobile phone while driving his car.

 

Dublin District Court heard that a Garda saw him holding a phone to his right ear while driving his blue Jaguar on Ballybough Road in Dublin last October.

 

Senator Callely denied the offence, claiming he had been using a hands-free device.

 

When stopped by the Garda Mr Callely, a former junior minister for transport, who was embroiled in an expenses scandal over his travel and accommodation, gave his address as St Lawrence's Road, Clontarf.