05/01/2010

Gardaí Question Hit And Run Suspect

The driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run incident which claimed the life of a young student yesterday has been questioned by gardai.

The man presented himself to gardai yesterday, only hours after the tragic incident. Gardai interviewed the man yesterday afternoon.

During the incident, which resulted in the death of popular student Joe McLaughlin, the driver had failed to remain at the scene of the collision, which happened at 4.40am at Tiernaleague, Carndonagh.

Mr McLaughlin is survived by his parents, Willie Joe, a farmer, and Mary, a retired nurse, and three sisters.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on the body of the 23-year-old student at Letterkenny Hospital yesterday. He was struck just a few minutes walk from his home. A passing taxi driver discovered the body and had raised the alarm.

Gardai at Buncrana are still appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision and anyone with information is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

(DW/GK)


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

14 February 2020
Appeal For Information On Shooting Incident In Longford
Gardaí have issued an appeal for information following an alleged shooting incident in Longford. A number of shots were reportedly fired at a house at Anally Gardens, Longford shortly before 9pm on Thursday 13 February. According to reports, three people were in the house at the time but there were no reports of any injuries.
10 December 2012
Gardai Investigate After Man Is Shot
Gardai are carrying out an investigation after a man was shot in the leg and arm in Dublin. The incident occurred at around 6.30pm in Palmerstown Park in Ronanstown. The victim, 26, was taken to Connolly Hospital and his condition is not believed to be life threatening.
11 July 2013
Man Arrested In Connection With Deaths Of Elderly Brothers
A man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of the bodies of two elderly brothers at their home in Castlebar on Wednesday. A home-help for the brothers alerted gardai at around 07:00 after she arrived at their home and found their bodies.
01 October 2008
Gardaí Drug Bust Scoops €5m
A Gardaí operation in Dublin has turned up a major drug find resulting in arrests and the seizure of a heroin stash worth almost €5 million. According to a Gardaí spokesman, an ongoing operation targeting illegal drug activity in the South Dublin area led officers from the National Support Services to stop a van in the Templeogue area.
08 February 2013
Garda Arrest Man For Possessing Firearms
A man in his 20's has been arrested after firearms were found at a house in Darndale, Coolock. As part of a planned operation Gardai searched a house at Tulip Court on Thursday at around 17.15. Three firearms and a small amount of cannabis was discovered.