Kildare man apologises in court for paedophile slur about traffic warden

The apology was made in court on Tuesday

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Kildare man apologises in court for paedophile slur about traffic warden

The case was heard in Naas

A Maynooth man who called a Kildare County Council traffic warden a paedophile has publicly apologised in court.

At Kilcock District Court sitting in Naas on February 19, Farrell O’Boy, of Olympic Cars Limited, Ballygoran Road, Maynooth, publicly apologised to the traffic warden after verbally abusing him during an altercation over car tax discs on a vehicle.

Mr O’Boy’s company was summoned to court on February 5 on two charges of having no tax displayed on a Kildare-registered car at Pound Street, Maynooth, on May 24, 2018; and for a similiar offence at Fagan’s Lane the day before.

The warden claimed that Mr O’Boy said to him, on one occasion, “you are only a paedophile.”

The cases had been adjourned until February 19. When the case was recalled on Tuesday in court, Mr O’Boy was present and the judge asked if there was an apology from Mr O’Boy.

The case was adjourned to enable Kildare County Council and Patsy Glennon BL, representing Olympic Cars Ltd, to negotiate.

When the case resumed the judge was told the warden would accept an apology in court and Mr O’Boy then apologised in the witness box. On the tax charges, Judge Zaidan opted to strike them out after hearing there was no loss to the State.

The judge told the parties of Mr O’Boy: “I’m letting him off lightly.”