Trial over deaths of eight men in Donegal crash set for next week

Tuesday 15 July 2014 22.01
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Shaun Kelly is on trial over the crash which killed eight men
Shaun Kelly is on trial over the crash which killed eight men
The crash occurred four years ago
The crash occurred four years ago

The trial of a Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men in July 2010 is now expected to go ahead next Tuesday.

Shaun Kelly of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, Co Donegal, is facing trial in relation to a fatal crash between Clonmany and Buncrana in which eight people died.

Defence Barrister Peter Nolan told Letterkenny Circuit Court today that the trial could enter a second week.

Prosecuting Barrister Patricia McLaughlin said a German interpreter would be required for the case.

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