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1. Firstly, there is no 14 day rule applicable in the REpublic of Ireland. So long as the fixed penalty notice or Notice of Intention to prosecute is received within 52 days it is valid. So the fact you only got the notice 20 days after the date of commission of the offence will not impact upon its validity. So there is no such thing as swearing an affidavit and returning the lot. Be aware that your choices are either to pay the fixed penalty notice or let the Garda summons you to court. Here the Garda has six months within which to serve the summons on you. So you are going to have to be served with the Summons within that six month time frame. Be aware that it makes no difference that it is a company vehicle. Once the Garda has your name as the driver, it is you and not the company to whom the vehicle is registered that will be summonsed.
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