Gardai continuing search for hit-and-run driver who killed cyclist

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
The man was involved in a collision with a car at the junction of Clontarf Road and Howth Road
The man was involved in a collision with a car at the junction of Clontarf Road and Howth Road

Gardai are renewing their appeal to the public for assistance tracing the hit-and-run driver involved in a fatal collision on Tuesday.

The victim has been named locally as Eugene Maher (62) of Griffith Down in Whitehall. 

Maher was a well-known member of the community in Dublin 9 and his son in the past played for local team Home Farm, of which he was involved. 

A spokesman for Home Farm extended sympathies for Mr Maher's family.

"It's a terrible blow to Eugene's family and the local community, and our prayers and condolences go out to them after this awful tragedy," he said.

Mr Maher was seriously injured after being involved in a collision with a vehicle believed to be a silver Volkswagen Golf. 

The car failed to remain at the scene and the 62-year-old was left critically injured at the junction of Howth Road and Clontarf Road.

Emergency services were contacted and Mr Maher was rushed to Beaumont Hospital for treatment. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

Gardai later recovered a silver-coloured VW Golf with a 05D registration plate at nearby Croydon Park in Marino.

This car is being forensically examined by members of the Garda Technical Bureau to see if it was the one involved in the collision.

Gardai have appealed for any witnesses to come forward to help them try to piece together the sequence of events surrounding the crash and the direction the car took afterwards.

They want anyone who witnessed the collision, or who observed a 05 D silver Volkswagen Golf in the vicinity of Fairview, or the Clontarf Road and Marino area between 6.15pm-6.45pm to contact them.

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