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Woman detained by gardaí investigating fatal car crash in Glanmire

Another woman died in the single-car collision in February.


A WOMAN HAS been arrested by gardaí investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred in Glanmire in Co Cork on 11 February.

The woman, aged in her 40s, is currently being detained under section four of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at a Cork garda station.

Shortly after 7.45pm on Sunday 11 February, gardaí and emergency services responded to reports of a single-car collision at Sarsfield Court, Glanmire.

Sheila Dunne, one of the two occupants in the car, was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She was pronounced dead at Cork University Hospital on 13 February.

The second occupant of the car, a woman in her 40s, also received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Mrs Dunne, who was in her 50s, worked as a special needs assistant at Watergrasshill National School in Co Cork. She lived in Glanmire but was from Newcastle West in Co Limerick.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ted, who died following an illness three years ago. She is survived by her two children, parents, brothers, sisters and brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces, and a large circle of friends.

Mrs Dunne was fondly remembered in Watergrasshill National School where she was described as being a warm, generous and kind person.

Tributes were also paid to her by the Rainbow Club charity, who said they would miss “her gorgeous smile” and wonderful hugs.

Contains reporting by Olivia Kelleher

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