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Fatal incident Two men arrested over death of Ian McDonnell after he tried to stop car theft

The men, both aged in their 20s are currently being detained at Garda stations in the South West Dublin area.


Victim: Ian McDonnell

Victim: Ian McDonnell

Victim: Ian McDonnell

Two men have been arrested by gardai investigating the death of Ian McDonnell in Dublin last month. 

Mr McDonnell died days after he tried to stop his car being stolen at his workplace on January 23.

The tragic dad-of-three (50) was at the Ozone Cars dealership on the Robinhood Road in Clondalkin, where he worked as manager, when he intervened to try to prevent the grey-coloured Volkswagen Passat being driven away.

Mr McDonnell ended up on the bonnet as the car drove along the Robinhood Road and he was then found on the road at around 6.15pm with serious injuries.

He was then taken from the scene by ambulance to Tallaght University Hospital but died the following Friday evening.

Gardai have now arrested two men in their 20s.

“Both are currently being detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Garda stations in the South West Dublin area,” gardai said.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

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