Trial on Clonmany crash to begin next Tuesday

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The trial of the Inishowen man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of eight others has been listed for next Tuesday.

Shaun Kelly, Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana appeared today at Letterkenny Circuit Court.

Prosecuting barrister Patricia McLaughlin told Judge Matthew F. Deery that a jury will be required in the case and asked it be listed for next Tuesday for trial.

Defence barrister Mr Peter Nolan told Judge Deery there was a “possibility” the trial may go into “a second week.”

Kelly’s charge relates to a road traffic collision between Buncrana and Clonmany on July 11th, 2010.

The men who died were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Paul Doherty (19) of Ardagh, Ballyliffin, Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany, Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana and Ciaran Sweeney (19) of Ballyliffin.