Banned mum told to 'think of children'
A mum-of-four caught driving while disqualified has been told she faces prison if she gets behind the wheel of a car again.
Tallaght District Court told Lisa Sweeney (37) to "think of her children" the next time she even considers driving without insurance.
The single mum was fined €750 and disqualified from driving for four years.
Sweeney, of Old Court Mill, Rathfarnham, admitted driving without insurance or a driving licence in Fettercairn Ring Road, Tallaght on February 29 last year.
The court was told she had 12 previous convictions, including two for uninsured driving.
She received a two-year driving ban in 2015 for drink-driving.
Stephen Montgomery (defending) said Sweeney had four children, three of whom were under 18.
He said his client's former partner was an alcoholic who left her seven years ago. Since then, she has brought up her family single-handedly.
Judge Patricia McNamara told Sweeney she faced jail if she was caught driving without insurance again.
She urged her to "think of her children" the next time she considers it.