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Clare opens Books of Condolence for the late Michael Ryan

11 March 2019

Clare County Council has opened Books of Condolence for the late Michael Ryan of Lahinch, Co. Clare, at Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis and at the West Clare Municipal District Office in Ennistymon.

Mr. Ryan, who was Global Deputy Chief Engineer at the United Nations’ World Food Programme, was among the 157 people on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed shortly after takeoff in Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Cllr. Michael Begley, Mayor of Clare, said, “On behalf of Clare County Council and the people of Clare, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to Michael’s family and his wide circle of friends and former colleagues.”

“Michael was a valued member of the UN community for his work in humanitarian assistance for the World Food Programme. His work brought him all over the world and has benefited countless numbers of people down through the years. His loss to the local community in North Clare and to the United Nations is immeasurable. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam,” added the Mayor.

Members of the public are being invited to sign the Books of Condolence in Ennis and Ennistymon during opening hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Page last updated: 11/03/19

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