Councillor Chris Curran pays tribute to Kiltiernan woman Captain Dara Fitzpatrick
Local Sinn Féin Councillor Chris Curran has paid tribute to Kiltiernan woman Captain Dara Fitzpatrick who lost her life in the helicopter crash off the coast of Mayo in the early hours of this morning.
Councillor Curran said his thoughts are with Captain Fitzpatrick’s family, friends colleagues and her neighbours in Kiltiernan.
Speaking today Councillor Curran said;
“It was with great sadness that the entire country woke up to the news of the missing coastguard helicopter and then later in the day that Captain Fitzpatrick had been found and pronounced dead.
“To learn this evening that Captain Fitzpatrick is a local Kiltiernan woman brings a greater sense of grief to the area but also a sense of pride in Dara and the service she gave this state.
“My thoughts are with Captain Fitzpatrick’s family, friends, colleagues and her neighbours in Kiltiernan.
“Also in my thoughts this evening are the families and friends of the other crew members who are missing at this time.”