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A 32-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a cyclist on the main Killarney to Tralee road last November.

Killarney District Court

Sean O’Mahony of Ballybeggan Tralee appeared before Killarney District Court earlier.

The charge facing Sean O’Mahony follows an incident on November 15th last on the N22 at Scart, Farranfore. He is accused of driving a vehicle in a manner including speed, which having regard to all the circumstances of the case was dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of another person namely Edward Duggan. The charge is being brought under Section 53 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961.

Garda Damien Callinan told the court that when the accused was charged and asked if he had a reply he said “No”. Mr O’Mahony’s solicitor Rory O’Halloran said he had no questions on the arrest charge and caution.

Inspector Tony Sugrue said the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed trial on indictment meaning it will be dealt with at the Circuit Court. Judge James O’Connor adjourned the case to July for the serving of the book of evidence, when it was indicated a legal aid application may be lodged. Padraig O’Connell, solicitor, told the court he had a watching brief for the mother and next of kin of the 35-year-old cyclist.