Breaking: Charges dismissed against all defendants in ‘Golfgate’ trial

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Galway Daily courts Argument over guidelines dominates first day of golf dinner trial

Charges have been against all four defendants in the Oireachtas Golf Society, ‘Golfgate’ trial which has concluded at Galway District Court today.

Judge Mary Fahy dismissed the charges at the close of evidence this afternoon, and after hearing an application by Defence Counsel Michael McDowell on behalf of Noel Grealish.

Deputy Noel Grealish, former Senator Donie Cassidy, and father and son hoteliers John and James Sweeney were all charged in relation to organising an event in breach of COVID regulations at the Station House Hotel in August 2020.

All four defendants denied the charges against them.

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