The Buncrana man who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight Inishowen men has had his sentencing hearing adjourned to next Thursday, December 18, at 10.30am

Shaun Kelly (25) from Hill Road, Buncrana appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court this morning, where the State Prosecutor requested an adjournment of the case from Judge John O'Hagan. Defence barrister Mr Peter Nolan agreed to the adjournment.Members of the victims families were present for this morning's hearing. 

Kelly pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death at the same court last July. The charges relate to an accident at Meenaduff, Clonmany on 11 July, 2010. Eight people died in the collision. Kelly was the sole survivor of the crash.

The men who died were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Paul Doherty (19) of Ardagh, Ballyliffin, Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany, Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana and Ciaran Sweeney (19) of Ballyliffin.

Circuit Court Judge John O’Hagan previously invited a representative from each of the victim’s families to read out a victim impact statement at the court sitting, which they will do next week. 

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