Conor McGregor charged with additional careless driving offence in Dublin court

UFC fighter expected to enter plea in November in relation to multiple allegations arising from garda stop in high-performance sports car

An extra motoring charge has been brought against UFC star Conor McGregor in connection with his dangerous driving prosecution in Dublin.

Gardaí pulled over the mixed martial artist driving a high-performance Bentley Continental GT on 22nd March in west Dublin.

He was arrested and initially charged with two counts of dangerous driving in the 2019-registered car at the N4/M50 interchange in Palmerstown and the Lucan Road; being uninsured; having no licence, and failing to produce his documents within 10 days.

The fighter returned to Blanchardstown District Court on Thursday for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). There had been brief hearings in April and June when the court heard further charges were under consideration.


McGregor, who arrived in a black Mercedes, was charged at 10.22am at the courthouse with one additional offence of careless driving at the N4/M50 road. He waited in the public gallery until his case was called when he moved over to the defendant’s bench.

In evidence, Garda Denis Lordon told Judge David McHugh that “in reply to charge after caution, the accused made no reply, and he was handed a true copy of the charge sheet”. He also said the DPP directed “summary disposal” of the case at District Court level.

Defence barrister David Staunton said the new charge “arises out of the same incident,” and he wanted to review the CCTV evidence.

He asked for an adjournment, adding that on the next date, the defence “can indicate how we propose to deal with the matter”.

Judge McHugh granted an order for disclosure of any outstanding evidence to McGregor’s lawyers. He told him to appear again on 24th November, when he will be expected to enter a plea.

Dubliner McGregor, who now lives at Ladycastle, Straffan, Co Kildare, did not address the court.