A 50-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Dublin.

The incident happened on the Swords Road at the Collins Avenue junction in Whitehall on Friday 31 May at around 12.20am.

Pedestrian Gerard ‘Gerry’ Whyte from Ballymum in Dublin was struck by a white-coloured heavy goods vehicle with no trailer attached.

Gardaí said the vehicle did not remain at the scene.

The 21-year-old was taken to Beaumont Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A man was arrested by arrangement at his place of work on Friday evening and taken to Ballymun Garda Station for questioning.

A vehicle was also seized for forensic examination.

Prince Aibangbe, with an address at Willan’s Way in Ongar in west Dublin, appeared at a sitting of Dublin District Court this morning charged with dangerous driving causing death.

The father-of-eight, a truck driver who is originally from Nigeria, has been living in Ireland since 2005.

Garda David Jordan, who gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution at Ballymun Garda Station at 11.20pm on Saturday, objected to bail.

Mr Justice John Cheatle remanded Mr Aibangbe in custody with consent to bail subject to a number of conditions, including that he pays a bond of €5,000 of which €2,500 must be lodged in cash.

The judge also ordered him to surrender his passport, not to apply for travel documents, sign-on daily at Blanchardstown Garda Station and to provide a number he can be contacted on 24 hours a day.

Mr Aibangbe, who was also granted legal aid, is due to appear at Dublin District Court again on Friday.