Man in court on 10 counts of dangerous driving on single night

Andrew Moroney accused of total of 16 offences during one hour in Co Clare


A man has appeared in court on 10 separate counts of dangerous driving across Ennis and east Clare during a single night.

At Ennis District Court, Andrew Moroney (32) of Lower Main Street, Tulla appeared in connection with 16 alleged driving offences in Ennis and east Clare in the early hours of last Monday.

Mr Moroney is facing 10 separate dangerous driving counts arising from incidents during the course of an hour l after 2.30am on Monday.

He is facing two counts of dangerous driving from his driving on Abbey Street, two counts from his driving on O’Connell Square in Ennis and two counts on the Quin Road, Ennis.

Mr Moroney is also charged with dangerous driving at Station Road, Ennis, Monamoe townland, Clooney townland and Sraheen townland.

He is also charged with drink driving at Derrynaneil, Feakle and criminal damage of a Garda patrol car at Sraheen.

He is also charged with failing to stop following an instruction by a garda at Abbey Street in Ennis on the same date.

Mr Moroney is also charged with driving with no insurance and without a driving licence.

On Tuesday, Mr Moroney had secured conditional bail at Killaloe District Court if a surety of €7,500 were provided to court.

As part of this bail conditions, Mr Moroney agreed to a curfew between 10pm and 7am each day, be of good behaviour and sign on at Killaloe Garda station once a week.

However, at Ennis District Court on Wednesday, Judge Patrick Durcan remanded Mr Moroney in custody with consent to bail to next week after efforts to provide the €7,500 surety in court failed.