Man charged in connection with horrific Monaghan crash

A 29-year-old man has been charged at Carrickmacross District Court with dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol.

The charges relate to a collision involving three cars outside Carrickmacross on 27 December in which three people, including a pregnant woman, died.

39 year old teacher Róisín Connolly, nee Langan, was on her way back to her Dublin home with her husband when the crash occurred. They had been visiting Roisin's family home in Fanad.

She was critically injured in the crash, and died a number of hours later at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda,Co Louth.

She was five months pregnant and efforts to save her baby, Catherine, were unsuccessful. They were both buried together in Fanad on New Year's Eve.

The other two who died were friends Glen Curtis and Paul Carroll, both 27 and from County Meath.

Kevin McArdle of Longfield, Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan, was charged with dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol. He was remanded on continuing bail to appear in court again in four weeks time.