Sentencing for man over Donegal eight death road crash adjourned

Shaun Kelly (25) pleaded guilty in July to dangerous driving in 2010

The man charged with dangerous driving killing eight people in a road crash in Co Donegal has had his case adjourned until next week for sentence.

Shaun Kelly (25) has appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he was due to be sentenced.

Kelly, from Hill Road, Buncrana, pleaded guilty at the last sitting of the same court in July.

The state said it had been agreed to put the case back until next Thursday, December 18th. Barrister for Kelly, Mr Peter Nolan agreed.


The case had been adjourned by Judge O’Hagan last July for sentencing today.

He had then asked each family to provide a victim impact statement . He also asked each family to nominate one family member to read out that report at today’s hearing.

The men who died in the crash outside Clonmany on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany; Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.