A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run in Co Galway earlier this week.

Cyclist John White, 68, died after being struck by a car on Wednesday evening on the Gort Road in Loughrea.

Antonio de Oliveira from Abbey Street, Loughrea was brought before a special sitting of Loughrea District Court tonight. 

He was charged with four counts under Section 106 of the Road Traffic Act.

The charges relate to failing to remain at the scene of a collision. 

Judge Gerald Furlong granted independent bail of €2,000.

Mr De Oliveira is to appear in court on 4 June.