A woman whose husband was killed with an axe has appeared at Naas District Court charged with not paying for petrol at a Kildare town petrol filling station on St Patrick's Day in 2017.
Lisa Nevin, with an address at 5 Greenview, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, appeared at the April 18 sitting.
She pleaded guilty to filling her car with €36 of petrol at the garage on Station Road in Kildare town.
Garda Sgt Jim Kelly said that Ms Nevin told Gardai that “she forgot to pay” for the petrol for the 1999 Limerick-registered car.
Judge Desmond Zaidan was told that the 26-year-old woman had 14 previous convictions.
These included four for theft, two for driving without insurance, one for dangerous driving and one for collecting money without a permit.
The court was then told that Ms Nevin was a widow.
Her husband had been “murdered” two years ago and people were in jail as a result of that.
Seamus Boyle, solicitor, representing Ms Nevin, said that it was coming up to the anniversary of her husband's death. He said that Ms Nevin was “trying to get her life together now.” She now had a job and wanted to be a chef. She had no children.
The court was told that Ms Nevin's mother had driven her to the court hearing in Naas as Ms Nevin had been disqualified from driving for four years at a court in Trim, County Meath, in June of last year. Mr Boyle said the €36 had been repaid.
Judge Desmond Zaidan did not fine her but disqualified her for one year from driving.