« BackKerry Law Society chair doesn’t believe drink driving cases will be thrown out

Emergency laws have been signed to close a loophole in Ireland’s drink driving laws.
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The new measure means drink-driving tickets can now be issued in either Irish or English.

The High Court yesterday ruled the result of breathalyser tests must be issued in both Irish and English.

That meant thousands of previous prosecutions could be called into question.

The chairman of the Kerry Law Society doesn’t believe hundreds of drink driving cases will be thrown out because of yesterday’s High Court ruling.

Solicitor John Galvin says he believes the emergency legislation  will be applied to retrospective cases.

He says there’s a precedent.

Retrospective legislation closed off loopholes in the 2014 Road Traffic Act which had led to question marks over penalty points issued to drivers.

Mr Galvin  says he believes drink driving cases won’t be thrown out because of  the response to the anomalies in the Road Traffic Act.