District Court

Failed to file tax returns

Conviction recorded

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Failed to file tax returns

Carrick-on-Shannon courthouse.

John Callaghan, Dooneen, Ballinameen, Boyle, Co Roscommon was convicted and fined €5,000, reduced in mitigation to €1,500, at Carrick-on-Shannon District Court, for failing to file tax returns for 2012.

Judge Kevin Kilrane found the facts proved in relation to a charge of not filing returns for 2013 but did not impose a fine.

Kieran Madigan, Roscommon State Solicitor, said Mr Callaghan has a previous conviction from Carrick-on-Shannon District Court in November 2014 for failing to file returns for 2011.

He was convicted and fined €5,000 on that occasion which was reduced to €1,250 in mitigation.

The court heard the defendant is a single man and is a small farmer who is now working as a builder and labourer.

Michael Keane, solicitor, appeared.