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Man Jailed For Shop Robbery In South Dublin

A man has been jailed for his role in the robbery of a shop in south Dublin, which led to a woman being knocked down and killed as the gang made their escape.

Terry Meegan from Ridge Hall, Ballybrack, County Dublin, was one of two men who stole just over €800 from the tills, while the getaway driver waited outside for them.

On March 10th last, Jacqueline McGovern, a 54 year old special needs teacher, was out for an evening stroll with her friend in Killiney when a car came speeding towards them.

It shot across the junction, mounted the footpath and crashed straight into them.

Jackie was thrown onto the windscreen and ended up 30-metres across the road.

The mother of three died from her injuries.

Three men got out of the car and made a run for it. They had just robbed the local Centra shop, and were later spotted having a pint together.

Terry Meegan was one of them. He was on bail for burglary at the time he took part in the robbery and he was jailed for a total of four years and three months today.

In December, the driver of the getaway car was jailed for seven-and-a-half years for dangerous driving causing death, while the other robber was handed a 39-month prison sentence.

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