Judge issues warrant to arrest TD.
A JUDGE yesterday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of TD Clare Daly and criticised her for disrespecting his court.
The Independ-ents4Change deputy arrived at Naas District Court in Kildare to face speeding charges but left when she discovered her case was near the end of the list.
She later told an Irish Times reporter the bench warrant was a "distraction" and she had to return to Dublin for a Dail committee hearing into the running of Horse Racing Ireland.
She added: "Nothing will happen, I'll go back to court in a couple of weeks."
However, Judge Desmond Zaidan said she had showed "disrespect".
He added: "If she has no respect for me, at least have respect for the law."
CHARGES Clare Daly