Gardaí renew appeal for bus rampage witnesses

Gardaí today renewed their appeal for witnesses to last weekend’s multiple-collision rampage involving a stolen bus which left one dead and 14 injured.

Investigating officers at Kilmainham garda station want to hear from any motorists or householders who may have witnessed the incident on the Naas Road on Sunday afternoon.

Detectives are particularly interested in photographs or video footage, possibly taken by mobile phones.

Armed gardaí opened fire on a stolen Dualway Coaches vehicle as it ploughed through lunchtime traffic on Dublin’s Naas Road on Sunday.

The bus rammed cars stopped at traffic lights and north Dublin teacher Maire Buckley, 61 was fatally injured when it struck her.

The injured included five gardaí, three of whom were trapped in their car as the coach bulldozed their vehicle for several yards.

A coach driver Peter Clarke, 36 of Kiltalawn Court, Tallaght was charged this week with dangerous driving causing death in relation to the incident.

The incident room at Kilmainham Garda Station can be contacted at (01) 666 9700.

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