Charge of dangerous driving causing death

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a cyclist on the N22 main Killarney to Tralee road on a Sunday morning last November.

Sean O’Mahony, of Ballybeggan, Tralee, is charged that on November 15 last, at Scart, Farranfore, he drove a vehicle in a manner (including speed), which having regard to all the circumstances of the case (including the condition of the vehicle, the nature, condition, and use of such place and the amount of traffic which then actually was or might reasonably be expected then to be therein) was dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Edward Duggan.

Mr O’Mahony, when charged yesterday morning, was asked if he had a reply, and he said “no”, said Garda Damien J Callinan.

His solicitor Rory O’Halloran said he had no questions on the arrest charge and caution.

Inspector Tony Sugrue said the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed trial on indictment, that is that the matter be dealt with at the Circuit Court.

Judge James O’Connor adjourned it to a date in July for the serving of the book of evidence, when it was indicated a legal aid application may be lodged.

Padraig O’Connell, solicitor, told the court he had a watching brief for the mother and next of kin of the 35-year-old cyclist.


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