Woman's bus death crash: Man in court

A 36-year-old man appeared in court today charged with causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the death of a woman who was killed in the course of a series of incidents involving a bus in Dublin yesterday.

A 36-year-old man appeared in court today charged with causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the death of a woman who was killed in the course of a series of incidents involving a bus in Dublin yesterday.

Peter Clarke, from Tallaght in the south west of the city, was remanded in custody at Kilmainham district court.

He appeared in court bandaged across the top and front of his head had two black eyes and a swollen face and hands.

His solicitor, Caroline Egan, requested medical and psychiatric treatment for her client.

No application for bail was made and he will appear in court on Friday.

Clarke, from Kiltalown Court, in Jobstown was arrested yesterday afternoon. Detective Sergeant Sean Hogan told the court that Clarke was charged with causing death by dangerous driving at 5.55am today at Kevin St garda station.

The officer, assigned to the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, said Mr Clarke made no reply when charged.

Judge Brigid Reilly remanded the man into custody by consent and ordered him to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Friday for a bail hearing.

The 61-year-old woman who died in Dublin's Bluebell area yesterday has been named as retired teacher Maire Buckley.

She was from Donnycarney in the north of the city.

Ms Buckley, from a family of seven originally from Newcastle West, Co Limerick, spent most of her working life in Dublin teaching children in inner city schools in the Rutland Street and Marlborough Street areas.

In a statement issued through a solicitor, her family appealed for privacy. They said she was deeply committed to working with youngsters with special education needs at a local and national level, a highly-regarded and popular figure and close to the hearts of many people in inner city areas.

“Maire was a fun-loving and vibrant person who loved life, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her,” the family said.

Her daughter Angela was with her at the time of the incident and survived unharmed.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to yesterday's events and have asked anyone who may have video footage recorded on their mobile phones to contact them.

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