Eleven men charged with dangerous driving following the Rally of the Lakes

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Eleven men in their twenties have been charged with dangerous driving following the Rally of the Lakes.

Aged between 21 and 27, the men are charged with driving a vehicle in a manner, including speed, which was dangerous on the 5th of May at Derrynafunsha, Blackwater, Kenmare.

The men appeared before Killarney District Court yesterday.

The 11 men had been released on bail from Killarney Garda Station after their arrest on Sunday during the annual Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes.

Killarney District Court was told a garda surveillance operation was in operation in the remote scenic area, which is near the Moll’s Gap /Kenmare/Sneem/Black Valley turnoffs of the N71 Ring of Kerry.

It was heard that video and CCTV footage of the alleged dangerous driving incidents would be released to the solicitors representing the men, as part of the disclosure.

Before the court were Evan Bolger, Inch Castle, Athy County Kildare; Adam Brady, The Gatekeepers, Burrin Road, Co. Carlow; Eanna Fleming of Mountain Range Firies; Paul Mannion of Cuilmore,  Bealnamulla Roscommon; John Lalor of  Knocknagad, Mountrath, Co. Laois; William McCarthy of  Knocknaboul, Coachford, Co. Cork; Matthew Tyrrell of Coolcreane, Drumsna, Co. Leitrim (his charge related to the Saturday); Simon Donegan of Kilmurry, Feenagh, Co. Limerick; Dylan Roche of Allenwood Middle, Naas, Co. Kildare; Michael Keating of Carrigeen, Camas, Bruff, Co. Limerick and James O’Sullivan of Ballyhasty, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary.

The matter has been put back to June 18th next, for disclosure and to fix a hearing date, according to Anne Lucey, writing for the Irish Examiner.