Gardai are following definite line of inquiry into death of Ian (50)
Gardai at the scene on Robinhood Road

Gardai are following definite line of inquiry into death of Ian (50)

GARDAI are following a definite line of inquiry into the death of Lucan-based businessman Ian McDonnell who died days after he tried to stop his car being stolen at his workplace.

Mr McDonnell (50) was at the Ozone Cars premises on the Robinhood Road in Clondalkin, where he worked as manager, on Sunday evening, January 23.

While there, his car was stolen and he intervened to try to prevent the grey coloured Volkswagen Passat, registration number 161 OY 1861, being driven away.

He ended up on the bonnet as the car drove away and was found on the road at around 6.15pm with serious injuries.

Taken from the scene by ambulance to Tallaght University Hospital, Mr McDonnell died last Friday evening.

Ian McDonnell who was tragically killed

CCTV footage recorded in and around the Ozone Cars dealership as well as forensic evidence from the recovered car, form part of the garda investigation.

Mr McDonnell is originally from Roscommon, but lived in the Lucan area with his wife Monica, two daughters and a son.

A second vehicle involved in the incident, a silver coloured Toyota Aqua with the registration number 152 D 32687, was located burnt out in Ballinascorney, Tallaght last Tuesday.

It had been stolen in Crumlin on Sunday January 23, the same day of the tragic incident.

Investigating gardai are seeking assistance from anyone who may have seen either of the cars in the vicinity of Ballymount, Walkinstown, Tallaght, Kylemore Road or Ballyfermot between 6.30pm and 9pm on Sunday night, January 23.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clondalkin Garda Station at 666 7600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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