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Armagh man faces trial over fatal crash in Dublin

Patrick McArdle
Patrick McArdle

AN Armagh man is to face trial after a motorcyclist was killed in a collision on the quays in Dublin city-centre.

Patrick McArdle (47) appeared at Dublin District Court charged with careless driving causing death to Slawomir Korytowski on July 3 last year at North Wall Quay.  

The Lithuanian national, who was in his thirties, had been living in Ireland with family.  He died instantly after his motorbike was involved a collision with a truck.

Garda Sergeant Karl Murray told Judge John Lindsay that the accused met gardai at Store St station by arrangement this morning.

He said the case relates to a road traffic accident and the DPP has directed that Mr McArdle, of Forest Park, Drumintee, Co. Armagh, must face trial on indictment. This means the case will go forward to the Circuit Court after the book of evidence has been completed.

Gda Sgt Murrary said that after he was charged Mr McArdle was handed a true copy of the charge sheet and he made no reply when cautioned.

The sergeant then asked for an adjournment. There was no objection to bail on condition the accused resides at his current address in Armagh and he must notify gardai of any change.

Mr McArdle, who has not yet entered a plea,   was ordered to appear again on May 26 when it is expected he will be served with a book of evidence and returned for trial.

He was released in his own bond of €300 with independent surety in the sum of €1,000. Free legal aid was granted after the court heard he is currently unemployed.