The Book of Evidence has been served on a 23-year-old Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men near Buncrana, Co Donegal, in July 2010.

Shaun Kelly, of Hill Road, Buncrana, was served with the book of evidence at Buncrana District Court this morning but the case was adjourned until next month.

Mr Kelly's solicitor asked that his client not be returned for trial to the Circuit Court at this point as he was seeking further documentation from the State.

Ciaran McLaughlin told Judge Paul Kelly that he was not trying to delay matters but was seeking as much information as possible in advance to brief counsel.

He said that the Book of Evidence contained photocopies of photographs of the scene of the crash and he was seeking copies of the originals, as well as a video of the scene and maps of the area which were not in the book.

Judge Kelly adjourned the case to allow the material to be furnished to the defence.

Those who died in the crash on 11 July 2010 were Eamon McDaid, 21, of Ballymagan, Buncrana; PJ McLaughlin, 21, of Burnfoot; Ciaran Sweeney, 19, of Ballyliffin; James McEleney, 23, of Clonmany; Mark McLaughlin, 21, of Fahan; Paul Doherty, 19, of Ballyliffin; Damien McLaughlin, 21, of Buncrana; and Hugh Friel, 66, of Clonmany.