Wheels of Justice: Volkswagen in Castlebar

The eyes of the legal world are trained on a Co Mayo court

Volkswagen HQ and inset right Evan ODwyer, solicitor for Eithne Higgins

M ost people have never heard of Stephen McDonnell. But for the past two months, he has been a central character in a legal case taken against the German motor giant Volkswagen in Castlebar, Co Mayo, with potentially multibillion-euro consequences.

McDonnell, a motor vehicle technician, has been put forward by Volkswagen as its expert witness in the case taken against it by a Sligo nurse named Eithne Higgins.

At issue in Castlebar is ...