Senator Fidelma Healy Eames' car seized for not having valid tax disc

Friday 03 August 2012 15.34
Fidelma Healy Eames' car was seized in Galway last month
Fidelma Healy Eames' car was seized in Galway last month

A Fine Gael spokesperson has confirmed that Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames’ car was seized last month for not having a current tax disc.

The incident happened on 2 July at rush hour in Galway city.

It is understood that the car was towed by contractors on behalf of gardaí.

Under road traffic legislation gardaí are empowered to seize a car if its tax is one month or more out of date or not properly displayed.

In a statement, she said: “On the 2 July I was stopped by gardaí in Galway city and found not to have a valid tax disc. This was due to an oversight on my part.

“I was completely in the wrong. The car is now taxed. I wish to apologise to the gardaí and the public.”