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The transition year student from Mountsackville College was described at her funeral as an angel by her parents who urged both family and friends to celebrate her life.
The inquest was adjourned at Dublin Coroner's Court pending directions from Director of Public Prosecutions.
Coroner Dr Brian Farrell put the case back to December 2 next for further mention. Sinead was struck at an area just off the M4 close to an Applegreen service station west of Leixlip.
She was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
The driver of the car involved in the accident, a man in his 20s, was not injured .
At her funeral, her father John recalled Sinead as a "wonderful daughter.
"She's given us 16 years of beautiful memories and now she's an angel".
Originally from Maynooth, the schoolgirl was an avid horse fanatic as well as a lover of hip-hop and a passionate supporter of Leinster rugby.
Schoolfriends remembered someone who was willing to mentor younger students, confident and caring and always willing to help others.
Her dance teacher, Deirdre Brennan, told the Herald that Sinead's death has left her friends devastated.
"She just was so nice and so happy. She didn't have a bad bone in her body," she added.
Parish priest the Rev Fr Liam Rigney said her death meant "lives will never be the same again".
(Source: Evening Herald)
After a 16-year hiatus, Power’s Pub in Tullahought has opened its doors. The iconic licensed premises has played host to tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers and stars from stage and screen who happened upon Tullahought in their travels.
The pub has been renovated refitted and extended but the building retains its character from its style of roof through its new sash windows and doors and it retains the village post-box in its window.
The bar now has a snug, bar, music room and lounge but maintains the traditional atmosphere. The hostelry is under the management of another family member of the original owners Margaret and Jim Power - That is the former Mount Sion and Windgap hurler Pat Power.
(Source: Kilkenny People)
A man who dragged a garda along with his car after refusing to stop for him has been jailed for two and half years at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Thomas Ward (33) of Riverview, Ashgrove, Mountmellick was ordered to stop his Honda Integra when gardai spotted him driving in a bus lane on Bachelor’s Walk in Dublin city centre.
He refused to do so and Gardai Dean Keogh and Steven Kelly followed him on foot. Ward got caught in traffic and turned the car engine off when the two gardai approached.
Gda Keogh told Mr Kerida Naidoo BL, prosecuting, that he was checking Ward’s tax and insurance discs when Ward started the engine and tried to drive off.
Garda Keogh was almost pinned against a truck that had been stopped in traffic ahead of Ward but managed to get out of the way.
Gda Kelly was leaning into the window of the Integra at the time and was dragged along with the vehicle as Ward mounted a footpath causing pedestrians to jump out of the way.
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