Wednesday 26 October 2016

Search for driver who killed father in hit-and-run

Clontarf scene
Clontarf scene

Gardai are continuing to look for help from the public after a Dublin man in his 60s was been killed after being knocked off his bicycle in a hit-and-run in the city.

The victim, named locally as Eugene Maher (62) from Griffith Downs in Whitehall, was well-known and respected locally. His son Stephen played in the past for the nearby Home Farm football club.

A spokesman for Home Farm extended sympathies for Mr Maher's family.

"It's a terrible blow to Eugene's family and the local community, and our prayers and condolences go out to them after this awful tragedy," he said.

Mr Maher was cycling on the Clontarf Road when he was hit by a car at the junction of the Howth Road at around 6.30pm on Tuesday.

Witnesses said the car was a silver-coloured Volkswagen Golf.

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The car failed to stop at the scene, leaving Mr Maher fatally injured in the middle of the junction.

The emergency services were contacted and Mr Maher was rushed to Beaumont Hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Gardai later recovered a silver-coloured VW Golf with a 05D registration plate at nearby Croydon Park in Marino.

This car is being forensically examined by members of the Garda Technical Bureau to see if it was the one involved in the collision.


Gardai have appealed for any witnesses to come forward to help them try to piece together the sequence of events surrounding the crash and the direction the car took afterwards.

They want anyone who witnessed the collision, or who observed a 05 D silver Volkswagen Golf in the vicinity of Fairview, or the Clontarf Road and Marino area between 6.15pm-6.45pm to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clontarf Garda Station, 01-6664800, or the Confidential Line, 1800 666 111.

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