Delay in McDonagh manslaughter case

THERE has been a further delay in preparation of the book of evidence in the case of a Tullamore man charged with manslaughter.

THERE has been a further delay in preparation of the book of evidence in the case of a Tullamore man charged with manslaughter.

Richard Donovan, previously with an address at the unofficial halting site at Kilcruttin in Tullamore but now living at 6A Gort na Ri, Gort in Galway will have to wait until mid July before being served with the book which will see him sent forward to the superior courts.

Inspector Kieran Keyes said the book, which will outline the state’s case against Mr Donovan, is not yet ready.

The 23 year old is charged with the manslaughter of father of one Derek McDonagh at Arden View on September 20 last year.

He is also charged with violent disorder, production of a knife during a dispute and assault causing harm to Dennis McDonagh.

The case of Daniel Donovan (30) of the same Gort address was put back to the same date.

He is charged with a single count of violent disorder.