Cllr Doherty says its “morally wrong” that woman was jailed for not paying TV licence

Gary Doherty
A Donegal County Cllr has called on Gardai to explain their decision to jail a single mother from the county for not paying her TV licence.

A few weeks ago Gardai arrived at the home of the woman at 7:10am and took her by taxi to Mountjoy prison for failing to pay a €450 fine imposed in Letterkenny District Court last spring.

This is despite the fact that the woman had already repaid €212 of the penalty.

Cllr Gary Doherty says the woman was held for three hours before being released, he says the situation should never have been allowed to happen: