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A BANNED driver caught without insurance for a fifth time has been jailed for four months.

Renee Flynn (46) was stopped by gardaí not far from her home in west Dublin.

Judge David McHugh imposed a four-month sentence and disqualified Flynn from driving for eight years.

The defendant, with an address at Collins Place in Finglas, was found guilty of driving without insurance or a driving licence near her home on February 6, 2021.

Blanchardstown District Court heard that gardaí stopped the defendant near her home, and she made admissions to not having insurance or a licence.

The court heard Flynn had 31 previous convictions, including four for uninsured driving. She was serving a two-year ban at the time she was stopped.

Her defence said Flynn, a mother-of-one, had battled an addiction to heroin for some years but got clean in 2019 and was also off methadone.

She said Flynn suffered severe depression, but was doing so much better in the past two years.

She said Flynn thought she had appealed a previous no- insurance conviction, but she had not done so.

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