Concern at delays in trial over eight road deaths

Concern at delays in trial over eight road deaths
The legal team representing the man charged with causing the deaths of eight men in Ireland’s worst road traffic accident has expressed concern at the length of time the case is taking.

The legal team representing the man charged with causing the deaths of eight men in Ireland’s worst road traffic accident has expressed concern at the length of time the case is taking.

Shaun Kelly of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana is charged with causing the deaths of eight men on July 11th , 2010 on the road between Buncrana and Clonmany.

Barrister Peter Nolan told Letterkenny Circuit Court that Mr. Kelly’s family are concerned about delays in receiving information from the state so that it could be examined by the legal team’s engineers.

He said Mr. Kelly’s mother was concerned about the speed at which the State was bringing documents forward despite previous requests.

Judge John O’Hagan said it was not for him to intervene in the case but he said he “could only encourage the parities to expedite matters”. He said it was a case that was of grave concern to everyone involved. He said it was “a distressing matter for everyone” and encouraged “everyone to put their heads together”.

Judge O’Hagan said all the pieces have to be put in place before the trial, which could take up to five days, can proceed. “I am adjourning it to allow those pieces to be put in place,” he said.

The case was adjourned until July.