Man charged over fatal Dublin collision

Monday 18 August 2014 23.27
Garda forensic collision investigators examined the scene of the incident
Garda forensic collision investigators examined the scene of the incident

A 29-year-old man has been remanded in custody yesterday after he was charged in connection with a collision which killed a pedestrian in Swords, Co Dublin at the weekend.

Desmond Collopy, 29, from Ballyfermot, Dublin, has been accused of dangerous driving.

He did not apply for bail when he was brought before a judge this morning.

Eamon Cronin, a customer service agent from Ridgewood in Swords, was struck by a car at about 3.10am on Saturday.

The 50-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Connolly Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Garda forensic collision investigators examined the scene and an appeal was issued for witnesses to come forward.

On Saturday evening, Mr Collopy, from Landen Road, Ballyfermot was arrested and taken to Swords Garda Station.

He was yesterday charged with dangerous driving at the junction of Malahide Road and Main Street in Swords.

He was brought to appear before Judge Michael Walsh at Dublin District Court this morning, where the arresting garda said the accused made no reply when the charge was put to him.

Defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe told Judge Walsh that his client was not making an application for bail at this point.

There was consent to him being remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on Friday when a bail application could be made.

Mr Collopy remained silent during his hearing and has not yet indicated how he will plead.

Free legal aid was granted following a request by Mr Hanahoe.