Travellers from Limerick may have been involved in sulky race

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

TRAVELLERS from Limerick are understood to have been involved in a sulky race on the main Cork city to Mallow road last Saturday morning which has sparked outrage amongst members of the public.

TRAVELLERS from Limerick are understood to have been involved in a sulky race on the main Cork city to Mallow road last Saturday morning which has sparked outrage amongst members of the public.

The race, which was filmed and subsequently posted on YouTube, has been viewed by over 87,000 people since it was uploaded.

The footage shows cars travelling in the opposite direction of the two sulkies being forced to drive on the hard shoulder to avoid a collision.

One man in his 20s has been arrested over public order offences and was released without charge. A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

According to garda sources, members of the travelling community from Limerick are believed to have been involved in the race.

The superintendent of Gurranabraher garda station who is leading the investigation said “it is progressing” but declined to comment on whether individuals from Limerick were involved.

“ It’s a live investigation, we are progressing it at the moment,” said Superintendent Con Cadogan.

The footage shows a garda car driving at speed on the road ahead, of the sulkies with its lights and sirens on to warn oncoming traffic.

The driver of one of the sulkies can be seen being greeted by a group of up to 70 individuals at the side of the main Cork to Limerick road after he dismounts from the sulky.