Man in court over hit and run


A man has appeared in court on a hit-and-run charge connected to the death of a boy (14) who was struck by a car in Dublin in 2011.

Conor Hickey, from St Attracta Road in Cabra, died a day after he was hit by a car at the junction of St Eithne Road and Fassaugh Road on December 2nd, 2011.

Yesterday, Ruadhán Tracey (31), who has an address at Lagore Green, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, appeared at Dublin District Court to face three charges.

It is alleged that on December 2nd, 2011, at Fassaugh Road, he was the driver of an 02-registered car which was involved in causing injuries to Conor Hickey and failed to remain at the scene.

Mr Tracey, originally from Drumcondra in Dublin, is also accused of driving while not holding a licence and it is alleged he was not insured at the time. Mr Tracey told Judge Clare Leonard he wanted to be granted legal aid. However, he has not yet indicated how he will plead.

State solicitor Domhnall Forde told Judge Leonard he was seeking a six-month adjournment. “More serious and indictable charges are under consideration,” he said.

Defence solicitor Declan Fahy asked the court to put the case back for a shorter period.

The judge agreed to adjourn the case for six months.