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Man charged with dangerous driving causing death

A 20 year old man was before a special sitting of Ennis District Court this afternoon on a charge of dangerous driving causing the death of Eugene McNamara at Lifford, Gort Road, Ennis on October 26 of last year. He also faces a charge of unlawfully taking a vehicle at Lake Villa, Gort Road, Ennis on the same day. The defendant, Rene Miko, is a 20 year old man originally from Slovakia and now with an address at Place de Plouzane, Kilrush. Judge Gráinne O’Neill agreed to grant bail subject to several conditions. These included that the defendant reside at his address in Kilrush, sign on at the local Garda station daily and that an independent surety of €6,000 be provided, with €2,000 to be lodged. Alternatively, she said two sureties of €3,000 each could be provided, with a total of €2,000 still to be lodged. A separate bond was required from the defendant and he was also required not …

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‘Professional criminal’ jailed for hit and run

An horrific hit and run incident in which an elderly pensioner lost his leg was recalled at Limerick Circuit Court on Thursday when a “full-time criminal” was jailed for eight years arising from the incident. Michael Sheehan (27) of Cliona Park, Moyross, Limerick was granted bail – despite Garda objections – just three days before he ploughed into three pensioners outside Parteen pitch and putt course on September 25, 2014. A former inter county hurler for Limerick, Mr Eric Ryan (80) suffered catastrophic injuries after he was pinned to the ground by Sheehan’s car, and had to have his left leg amputated from below the knee as a result of the ordeal. His friend Liam Barry (78), a retired garda, also suffered a number of injuries including a brain haemorrhage and damage to his kidney and liver but has since made a full recovery. Their friend the late Dermot O’Brien who was also in his seventies but now deceased, suffered …

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Man in court on Tulla dangerous driving charge

A 30 year old man has appeared before a sitting of Ennis District Court this Thursday in connection with an alleged hit and run incident at Knockadoon, Tulla on October 28 last. James O’Donoghue with an address at Bay 8, Lynch’s Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 2, appeared before Judge Aeneas McCarthy on Thursday charged with a single charge of dangerous driving at Knockadoon on October 28. Inspector Tom Kennedy, prosecuting, outlined that the State would allege that the accused was involved “in a hit and run incident in which the defendant crashed his car into another vehicle, he then left the scene and later turned up at hospital”. Garda Darren McLoughlin of Scariff garda station gave evidence of arresting the defendant, charging him and administering the relevant caution. In reply to the charge after this caution, Mr O’Donoghue said, “No comment”. The defendant was admitted to bail on certain conditions, that he reside at the above address, that he observe a …

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