Top singer enters plea to drink driving

A well known traditional folk singer has indicated through her solicitor that she will plead guilty to a charge of drink driving and that she will appear for sentencing at the June sitting of Glenties District Court.

A well known traditional folk singer has indicated through her solicitor that she will plead guilty to a charge of drink driving and that she will appear for sentencing at the June sitting of Glenties District Court.

Traditional Irish folk singer, Dolores Keane, of Caherlistrane, Tuam, Co. Galway faced charges of alleged careless driving and drunk driving at The Derries. Glenties on March 26 last year.

Solicitor Rory O’Brien, who was acting on behalf of Tuam-based solicitors, Gleeson and Keane, told Judge Paul Kelly at yesterday’s sitting of Glenties District Court that Ms. Keane is pleading guilty to drunk driving while the second charge of careless driving was withdrawn.

The case was adjourned for one month and will be heard on June 27. Mr. O’Brien confirmed that Ms. Keane and Mr. Eric Gleeson would be attending the hearing in Glenties next month.

Ms. Keane has two previous convictions for similar offences in November 2010 and in June 2000.