Monday 16 July 2018

Young woman charged with dangerous driving involving the death of her four friends has case adjourned until next year

Dayna Kearney arrives at Naas Circuit Criminal Court at an earlier hearing. Photo: Collins
Dayna Kearney arrives at Naas Circuit Criminal Court at an earlier hearing. Photo: Collins

Alan O'Keeffe

A woman charged with dangerous driving involving the death of her four friends had her case adjourned today until January 30.

Dayna Kearney (22) appeared before Kildare Circuit Court in Naas today.

Ms Kearney of Crossneen in Carlow was driving a car that was involved in a collision with a van at Burtown, near Athy, County Kildare, on January 6, 2015.

Her four passengers, friends Gemma Nolan (19), Charmaine Carroll (20), and Niamh Doyle (19), all from Carlow, and Aisling Middleton (19) from Athy, all died in the crash.

Ms Kearney was seriously injured in the collision.

The van driver and his passenger were injured.

Previously, the court was told a jury will be required in the case.

Prosecution barrister Daniel Boland said the trial  will be ready to proceed on January 30. He had no objection to Ms Kearney being remanded on continuing bail on the same terms and conditions.

Judge Michael O'Shea remanded her on continuing bail until January 30.

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