A man remains in custody following the death of a child in a hit-and-run in Donegal.
On Saturday, Ronan Wilson from Kildress, Tyrone was knocked down in Bundoran and later pronounced dead at the scene.
“Unfortunately, the driver of the car drove off without stopping and Gardaí immediately launched a search for the driver,” Donegal Daily Editor Stephen Maguire told Newstalk Breakfast.
“Last night, around 6pm or so, a man was arrested.
“Gardaí have not said where he was arrested but he’s a man in his 20s… and the car was impounded for forensic examination.
“I understand that the man is still in custody.”
The nine-year-old was a local GAA player and a number of fixtures have been postponed as a mark of respect for him.
“He played for Kildress Wolfe Tones under-10s and the rest of his family, his brother and his sister, also played for different teams,” Mr Maguire said.
“[They’re] very much steeped in the local GAA and people are just numb.”
Ronan’s body has been sent to Sligo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
By September 22nd, 132 people had died on Ireland’s roads - significantly more than the 107 who died during the same period in 2022.
Main image: Ronan Wilson