Gardai ask taxi and bus drivers for their assistance


Gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon have renewed appeals for assistance from the public in an investigation into a vicious assault of a man in the early hours of July 17.

The man, named in national media as Ger Doolan (40) from Dublin, remains in a critical condition in Beaumont Hospital.

Shortly before 4am on July 17, Gardaí received a report that a man was lying on Main Street in Carrick-on-Shannon.

When Gardaí arrived at the scene they found an unresponsive man lying on the road. An ambulance attended the scene and the injured man was taken to Sligo University Hospital. He was subsequently transferred to Beaumont Hospital.

The incident occurred before 4am at Main Street (near the junction of Bridge Street).

Gardaí in Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station are again appealing for witnesses in particular anyone who was in the Main Street, Bridge Street areas between 3.45am and 4.45am, or taxi operators who may have picked up a group of people between 4.00am and 4.15am, or anyone with any information to contact them.

Leitrim District Superintendent, Kevin English, said that gardai know from CCTV footage that there were more people in the area at the time of the assault who have not come forward to speak to gardai.

He urged anyone who may have information to contact gardai immediately and also issued a special appeal to any taxi or bus drivers who were working in Carrick-on-Shannon on the night of Saturday, July 16/Sunday, July 17 to come forward and assist the investigation.

Anyone who has information which could assist gardai are asked to contact Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station on (071) 9650510 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Superintendent English said he wished to acknowledged the co-operation of everyone who had assisted with the investigation to date.