The trial of a man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men WILL go ahead in January.
Shaun Kelly appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today charged with the deaths in Clonmany in July, 2010.
A number of relatives of the dead men appeared in court to hear the case which has already been adjourned on a number of occasions.
The crash is the worst car crash in the history of the state.
Defence barrister Peter Nolan asked to have the case adjourned for mention as they were still awaiting reports on the case.
Judge John O’Hagan agreed to the adjournment but said he was conscious of the grief that is being experienced by all people in the case.
“I am adjourning it until the New Year. It must go on in January. It is not a question of might but must,” he said.
Kelly of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, is facing trial in relation to the fatal crash between Clonmany and Buncrana.
The men killed in the crash were 66-year-old Hugh Friel; Paul Doherty, 19; Ciaran Sweeney, 19; Mark McLaughlin, 21; Eamonn McDaid, 22; Patrick PJ McLaughlin, 21; Damien McLaughlin, 21; and James McEleney, 23.