Death – Seven dead in five road crashes over last two days

Death – Obituary

The number of people who have lost their lives in road traffic accidents so far this year is 132, following several deaths over the last two days.

This includes four people who died in four separate collisions yesterday and St Stephen’s Day.

One of the collisions, between a car and a bicycle, resulted in the death of a cyclist in his 80s, bringing to seven the number of cyclists killed on Irish roads this year.

There have also been 50 deaths on the roads in Northern Ireland to date, including three men in their 20s who lost their lives when a car and a lorry collided in the early hours of Monday morning in Co Tyrone.

A man in his 30s died in Co Wicklow following a collision between a bus and a car last night on the southbound carriageway of the M11 between junction 16 and 17 at Rathnew.

That section of the road is currently closed while forensic collision investigators examine the scene.

Separately, a man died following a two-car collision in Co Mayo yesterday evening. He was a passenger in one of the vehicles.

A number of other occupants in the crash vehicles were also injured.

Another man in his early 20s died following a two-car collision in Co Wexford on St Stephen’s Day, while a woman in her 50s was seriously injured.

The year with the least amount of deaths on record was 2018, when the Road Safety Authority recorded 137 road fatalities.

Ireland’s worst year for road traffic fatalities since records began was 1972, when 640 people died.

In August this year, 24 people died in road traffic accidents.

Tributes paid to Tyrone crash victims

GAA clubs in Co Tyrone have paid tribute to the three young men who died in a crash early yesterday morning.

The men, all aged in their 20s, were killed after their car was involved in a collision with an articulated lorry.

A fourth young man in the car was taken to hospital and treated for serious injuries.

Nathan Corrigan and Peter McNamee died in the crash

In a tweet, Beragh Red Knights said two of those who died, Nathan Corrigan and Peter McNamee, were past youth members of the club. It also extended its sympathies to the family of Peter Finnegan.

“Words are hard to find to express the sadness of the local community about the heartbreaking events of Monday morning,” it said.

Another club, Clogher Éire Ógs, posted a message on its Facebook page saying it had received communication from the family of Peter Finnegan on “the untimely and tragic death of their beloved son and brother”.

St Ciaran’s College, in Ballygawley, extended its deepest sympathies to the families of past pupils Nathan Corrigan and Peter Finnegan, and to the family of Peter McNamee.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.