Thursday 19 April 2018

Man accused of hit and run in connection with death of 14-year-old Conor Hickey remanded

Tom Tuite

A MAN charged with careless driving causing the death of a 14-year-old boy in Dublin almost two years ago was further remanded in custody today.

Conor Hickey, from St Attracta Road in Cabra, was hit by a vehicle at the junction of St. Eithne Road and Fassaugh Road on the evening of December 2, 2011.

The Cabra Gaelscoil Colaiste Mhuire second year pupil had been on his way to meet a friend when he was struck and died in hospital the following day.

Ruadhan Tracey (aged 31) who had an address at Lagore Green, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, had replied “not guilty” when he was charged last week with careless driving causing death.

He did not apply for bail and yesterday (WED) at Dublin District Court he was further remanded in custody by Judge Patricia McNamara to appear again on September 26 next.

A connected set of charges had already been adjourned until that date. They include allegations that on December 2, 2011, at Fassaugh Road, he was the driver of a '02-registered car which was involved in causing injuries to Conor Hickey and he failed to remain at the scene.

Mr Tracey, who is originally from Drumcondra in Dublin, also has a related charge for driving while not holding a licence and it is alleged he was not insured at the time.

The DPP has directed trial on indictment meaning the case will go forward to the Circuit Court and he has not yet reached a stage where he has to formally indicate how he will be pleading.

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