A fitness to plead hearing has begun at Donegal Circuit Court in the case of Shaun Kelly, who is charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men.

The application that he is not fit to plead in the case is being made on behalf of 25-year-old Mr Kelly of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana.

The application is being heard before Judge John O'Hagan and is expected to take two days.

It relates to a fatal crash between Clonmany and Buncrana in July 2010 in which eight men died.