Two men arrested following high-speed chase in Co Cork

Several cars damaged after men allegedly drove SUV in highly-dangerous manner

The road at New Twopothouse was closed for a time, but has since reopened. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí arrested two men on Wednesday night following a high-speed car chase in north Cork.

The men are alleged to have driven a four-wheel-drive SUV in a highly dangerous manner for about 20 km from Charleville through Buttevant before eventually coming to a stop near Mallow.

Several other cars were hit during the incident which lasted about half an hour. The men were arrested after the vehicle was eventually stopped near New Twopothouse.

On Thursday morning, a Garda spokesman confirmed the men were still in custody. They can be questioned for up to 24 hours before being charged or released.


The road at New Twopothouse was closed for a period but has now reopened.

Gardaí in Mallow are appealing for witnesses.

Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher is Crime and Security Correspondent of The Irish Times