Friday 24 November 2017

Deaf man remanded in custody accused of killing man at bus stop

Tom Tuite

A DEAF man charged with killing a man who died after he was hit by a bus in Dublin city-centre has been held in custody for another week.

Eoghan Dudley (28), who was originally from Rathfarnham in the city's south-side, suffered horrific head injuries after he fell under a double-decker bus following an altercation at the junction of Dawson Street and Nassau Street on December 6.

The deceased man had recently been living in rented accommodation in Co Wicklow and was identified two days after his death.

On Friday last, which was also his 29th birthday, Edward Connors, whose latest address was a hostel in the city-centre's north side, was arrested in connection with the incident and detained at Pearse Street Garda station.

When charged at the station last Saturday night he had replied “I am sorry about him, it was an accident”. He did not apply for bail and had been remanded in custody at Dublin District Court last Monday.

Connors is accused of manslaughter of Mr Dudley at Dawson Street.

He was brought before Judge Grainne Malone at Cloverhill District Court today.

Garda Cathal Feely asked for a one-week remand in order to receive further directions to which there was consent from defence solicitor Cahir O’ Higgins.

The accused, who was dressed in check shirt and grey jacket, had the proceedings translated by a sign interpreter. He was further remanded in custody and his next hearing will take place at Cloverhill District Court on December 20.

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