Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been convicted and fined €1,850 for driving her car without tax.

Galway District Court heard that Senator Healy Eames had been driving her Mercedes car without tax for more than six months when she was stopped in Galway city in July this year.

Judge Mary Fahy said the senator had ample opportunity to tax her car but failed to do so.

Senator Healy Eames was not present in court.