Sharon Shannon has won her appeal against a drink-driving conviction on a technicality.

Sharon Shannon has won her appeal against a drink-driving conviction on a technicality.

One of the biggest contemporary stars of Irish traditional music, Shannon was fined €800 ($1,000) on February 24 and banned from driving for two years.

The case however was dropped after it emerged that the summons served on her was issued one day after the six-month expiry date and was therefore invalid.

Judge Harvey Kenny in the Galway Circuit Court on Tuesday upheld the artist's appeal. "It is important for me to restore my personal integrity and character in the eyes of the public," Shannon said in a statement. "I want people to know that I hold the truth in the highest regard. I now want to put this unfortunate incident behind me and get on with my life and music," she added.

Shannon was charged after an incident on September 26, 2001 in which her car crashed into a parked vehicle in Galway.

A subsequent breath test found the musician three-times above the legal blood-alcohol limit. Shannon insists that she was only a passenger in the car.

Shannon's most recent album "Libertango" was released September 2003 on Daisy Discs.