Clare woman injured in Dublin collision

Clare woman injured in Dublin collision


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

A Co Clare woman is in a serious condition in a Dublin hospital following a collision in which her friend was killed.

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following the collision which occurred in Hartstown, Dublin in the early hours of this morning.

The women, both in their 40s, were seriously injured when they were struck by a car. Both were taken by ambulance to Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown.

One of the women was later pronounced dead, while the second victim, understood to be originally from west Clare, remains in a serious condition.

Gardaí at Blanchardstown are investigating the collision and have asked anyone with information to contact them on on 01-6667000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.