The teenager in question, was released from Garda custody this morning (27th March). A file will now be prepared for the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions.)

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the hit & run incident yesterday afternoon. The male, who is said to be in his late teens was arrested this afternoon, and is currently being detained at the Bridewell Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.


Gardaí have said that they believe there was a number of people in the car at the time the incident occurred and are appealing for the passengers to come forward with information. Gardaí wish to renew their appeal and ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who have any information to contact them, particularly those with Dash Cam footage.


A JUVENILE MALE in his late teens has been arrested after a three-year-old boy was left seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident in Cork yesterday.

Gardaí investigating the incident said they had arrested the teenage boy today.

He is detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at The Bridewell (Cork) Garda station.

Gardaí also renewed their appeal for witnesses to the incident. They said they believed there were a number of people in the car at the time of the incident and appealed to the passengers to come forward.

Update 26/03/2019: Gardaí at Anglesea Street are continuing to appeal for information following a hit and run collision in Cork City yesterday, Monday March 25th 2019.

A blue saloon car believed to have been involved in this incident has been recovered by Gardaí.
The car was recovered approximately 1 km from the scene of the collision.
The injured boy is described as critical but stable at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin.
No arrests have yet been made.


Gardaí in Anglesea Street are appealing for witnesses following a hit & run incident in Cork City Centre this evening.

A 3 year old boy was seriously injured in a hit & run at Castle Meadows off the Skehard Road, Blackrock area of Cork City this evening, and has been rushed to hospital. He is said to be in a serious condition. The incident happened just before 4pm and Gardaí say that the car failed to remain at the scene.

The scene of the incident was preserved and is currently being examined by Garda forensic collision investigators.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them. They are particularly appealing to motorists with dash cams who were driving in the Skehard Road and Castle Meadows area  between 3:30pm and 4:30pm to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí:

  • Anglesea Street: 021 452 2000
  • Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111.