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Cyclist killed in hit-and-run incident in Dublin

The cyclist was involved in the collision at the junction of Clontarf Road and Howth Road
The cyclist was involved in the collision at the junction of Clontarf Road and Howth Road

Gardai are appealing to the public for witnesses to a fatal hit-and-run incident which occurred in Dublin yesterday evening.

Officers in Clontarf are appealing for witnesses following the fatal road traffic collision which occurred in the Clontarf/Fairview area. 

At approximately 6.30pm a cyclist (62) was seriously injured when he was struck by a car. 

The victim was named locally as Eugene Maher (62) from Griffith Downs in Whitehall. He is believed to be involved with Home Farm Football Club.

The collision occurred on the Clontarf Road at the junction with Howth Road. The cyclist was taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The car involved in the collision, described by witnesses as a silver-coloured Volkswagen Golf, failed to remain at the scene.

Gardaí later recovered a silver Volkswagen Golf a short away in Marino which is being linked with the collision, a spokesperson said.

The car has been seized for a technical and forensic examination.

The scene was examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and the road has since reopened to traffic.

The coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination will be carried out later today.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing to the driver of the car to contact them. They are also appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or who observed a silver Volkswagen Golf with a 05 D reg plate in the vicinity of Fairview , Clontarf Road and Marino area between 6.15pm – 6.45pm to contact the incident room at Clontarf Garda Station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clontarf Garda Station 01-6664800, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.