A man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men has had his case adjourned until October 23rd.

Shaun Kelly, 23, Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana appeared in court but did not speak.

Barrister Peter Nolan said the case was not ready to go ahead and he was asking for a number of conditions.

He asked for the interviews and recordings with Mr Kelly and also asked for the services of an engineer to carry out measurements and tests.

Mr Nolan also asked that his client receive legal aid for a psychiatrist.

Judge Donagh McDonagh agreed to all requests.

The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Eamon McDaid, 22 of Ballymagan, Buncrana, Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany; Mark McLaughlin (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.

The horrific crash happened at Meenaduff between Buncrana and Clonmany.

An earlier hearing was told that the book of evidence contained more than 200 witness statements and numerous exhibits including photographs, maps and video.

Mr Kelly is currently on bail.

The case was adjourned until October 23rd to the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.

 

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