The brother of former EU Commissioner and Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy appeared in court for not having a PSV licence.
Taxi driver Peter McCreevy (63) whose address was given as Sherlockstown, Sallins, was prosecuted on Monday, July 2, for not having a public service vehicle (PSV) licence in force at the time of the offence.
The incident took place towards the end of 2011 near Flanagan’s Mill, Sallins, at around 9.30pm. The case against Mr McCreevy was taken by the National Transport Authority.
When he was approached by authorised officers, Mr. McCreevy was cooperative and indicated he had a licence but not for that car. He made a full admission and has no previous convictions.
Solicitor Cairbre Finan told Naas District Court that Mr. McCreevy has left the taxi industry.
Mr. Finan said Mr. McCreevy had heart trouble at that time and was not working regularly.
He also said that he had PSV licence documents “ready to go.”
Mr. Finan added that his client is on a high dose of medication for his heart condition and because he could fall asleep as a result, he no longer works.
“He’s not driving and he certainly won’t do this again,” added Mr. Finan.
Judge Desmond Zaidan applied the probation act because of Mr McCreevey’s medical condition. He also said the defendant is to pay costs of €400 plus VAT to National Transport Authority.