In a recent sitting of Naas District Court in Kildare, Sean Byrne was brought before the court to answer charges of driving without insurance.

Byrne, who has 14 previous convictions for driving offences, was called a gobshite by Judge John Coughlan during his sentencing.

As explained by local Garda Inspector Patsy Glennon, Byrne drives a tractor as part of his employment, but will now be off the road for six years.

The judge made the statement as Byrne's solicitor, Tony Hanahoe, was making a defence for his client.

"He's a gobshite. It's the nicest thing I can say about him," barked Judge Coughlan.

Of his 14 previous conviction, two of those are for driving without insurance - the same reason Byrne was in court that day.

"If it reaches four, he'll be in Mountjoy (Prison)," warned the Judge before handing down a six-year driving ban and a fine of €500.


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