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Westmeath Senator Called To Give Evidence In Golfgate Trial

Four people - including Castlepollard's Donie Cassidy - are before Galway District Court this week.

Westmeath senator Aidan Davitt has been called to give evidence at the Golfgate trial.

Four people - including Castlepollard's Donie Cassidy - are before Galway District Court this week for allegedly breaking a covid-19 law by organising the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden in August 2020.

81 people are said to have attended the event at a time when  lockdown regulations only allowed for a maximum of 50.

The court has heard a large partition wall was used to separate the group into two rooms, but was opened while an awards ceremony took place.

Our courts correspondent Frank Greaney says Fianna Fáil's Senator Davitt was satisfied that covid guidelines were fully complied with:

 

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