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Balla named as ‘summons blackspot’

Ballaghaderreen has been listed as a “Summons Blackspot” in a report that shows speeding motorists are escaping court appearances as summons are not served.

Courts Service data shows that of 66,800 speeding cases listed in the courts between January 2015 and October 2016, some 30,600 – or 45.8pc -were struck out as summonses were never served on the defendants.

In Ballaghaderreeen 24 out of 39 summonses were not served.

The problem was most acute in the Manorhamilton area in Co Leitrim, where 84 out of 99 summonses were not served.

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