Donegal motorcyclists ‘not guilty’ in triple road fatality case

A 27-year-old Donegal man has been found not guilty of three counts of dangerous driving causing death.

The jury returned three unanimous verdicts shortly after 5pm today at Donegal Circuit Court.

Niall McGrath, Grahamstown, had pleaded not guilty of dangerous driving causing the deaths of Nora McGee (74) Magheraroarty and a couple from Omagh, Damien and Teresa Quigg, both aged 49.

The court heard that the collision took place shortly after 6pm on Sunday, September 11, 2005.

The accident took place on a wide straight stretch of the N15 at Ballinacarrick, Ballintra, about halfway between Donegal town and Ballyshannon.

Mr McGrath’s solicitor, John McNulty said afterwards: “My client is delighted that the suspicion which was cast over him for five years, that he was responsible for the deaths of three people, has been taken away. He is relieve to have that burden lifted.”