Monaghan man admits dangerous driving causing death of Donegal teacher

A 29-year-old man has admitted causing a fatal crash in County Monaghan last December in which three people died, including a Donegal born teacher.

Kevin Mc Ardle of Carrickmacross pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving causing death, and was remanded in custody for sentencing.

39 year old teacher Róisín Connolly, nee Langan, was on her way back to her Dublin home with her husband when the crash occurred on the Carrickmacross bypass . 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.

In court today, Kevin McArdle of Longfield, Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan, pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving causing death, with further charges of drunk driving and driving without insurance adjourned.

He will be sentenced in October.