A date has been set for the Inquest of a Derry cyclist killed in a road accident in Inishowen.
Adrian Mullan (42) was cycling on the Redcastle to Gleneely Road, when he was struck by a vehicle on October 17, 2015.
The father-of-three, from Amelia Court in the Steelstown area of Derry, died at the scene.
During proceedings in Buncrana Courthouse on Wednesday past (September 12), Donegal Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said Mr Mullan’s family “wanted and were entitled to an Inquest” into his death.
At Wednesday’s Mention of Mr Mullan’s Inquest, Garda Inspector David Murphy told the court that his family, who were not present in court, were seeking the reasons why the DPP had decided not to proceed with a prosecution in the case.
Representing the Mullan family, solicitor Mr Patrick McDaid of Clarendon Legal in Derry, said the Mullan family wished to know the “information and reasons”, which led to the DPP’s decision not to proceed with a prosecution.
He added that while there was a duty on the DPP to consider a prosecution, should “new evidence come to light.” as of now there was “no impediment" to Mr Mullan’s inquest taking place.
Mr Ciaran MacLochlainn of CS Kelly and Company, Solicitors, Buncrana was in court representing the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident. Mr McLaughlin said that his client would come to the Inquest and give “full, factual evidence.”
Mr Ivan Warner of Caldwell Warner Solicitors, Belfast was also in court representing the vehicle's insurance company.
Dr McCauley indicated he would be calling the cyclist who had been along with Mr Mullan; two witnesses who saw the van on its way to the “accident point”; and the driver of the van, to appear at the Inquest. He said the Garda report into the accident would also be presented at Mr Mullan’s Inquest.
Dr McCauley set January 30, 2019 as the date fro Mr Mullan’s Inquest, which will be heard before a jury.
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