Investigation into hearse being driven ‘dangerously’ in Dublin

Video shows hearse, believed to be carrying remains of man killed in crash, breaking red light

Gardaí have started investigation after social media footage emerged of vehicles, including a hearse believed to be carrying one of the victims of the recent crash on the N7, engaging in “dangerous and erratic driving” in Dublin on Wednesday.

Carl Freeman (26), Graham Taylor (31) and Dean Maguire (29), all from Tallaght, died after crashing into an oncoming truck while driving the wrong way down the N7 in Co Dublin earlier this month.

The three men had a number of previous convictions. The funeral of Mr Maguire took place on Friday morning.

The video shows a number of vehicles, including a hearse understood to be carrying the remains of Mr Maguire, breaking a red light while driving through the Old Naas Road and the Crumlin area of south Dublin on Wednesday afternoon.


Gardaí said they are investigating an incident of dangerous driving “which occurred on and around the Old Naas Road and Crumlin areas of Dublin” on Wednesday afternoon.

“Crumlin gardaí on patrol observed a number of vehicles engaged in dangerous and erratic driving,” a Garda spokesman said.

“A managed containment operation was commenced and was subsequently stood down when the vehicles failed to stop. Enquiries are ongoing.”

The funeral directors have been contacted for comment.

Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns is a reporter for The Irish Times