A hit and run in a midlands town, then three decades of silence
James Clancy was hit and killed by a truck in Tullamore almost 31 years ago. Files went missing, no one was ever charged, and his family are still looking for answers
It was the last social welfare day before Christmas 1987 when 80-year-old James Clancy was hit by a truck in Tullamore town and dragged to his death. No one was ever caught for the hit and run. A lorry was checked later that day, but there are no records of its number plate, who was driving it or what they said.
Some years later, an allegation was made that a garda was responsible and that a...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Analysis: Draft legislation brings individual accountability for financial sector misconduct a step closer
Executives could be fined up to €1 million and barred from working in the sector if they breach financial conduct rules under proposed new law
Analysis: The gap between winners and losers in retail is stark
The ability to adapt to what are likely to be continually changing circumstances will continue to be a hallmark of those who prosper
Vincent Boland: Tycoon space race is boldly going where many have gone before
So far, the space missions of Bezos, Branson and Musk lack the poetics, significance or purpose of Aldrin and Armstrong’s, but it’s early days yet
Matt Cooper: O’Malley was a giant who did the state some service
The former TD and minister for justice was brave, dedicated and honourable, but he was constrained by circumstances