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Manus Kelly’s death ‘a devastating loss’ – Mac Lochlainn

23 June, 2019 - by Pádraig Mac Lochlainn


Sinn Féin Donegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has described news of the tragic death of Cllr Manus Kelly in the Donegal International Rally today as a “devastating loss for his family, friends, and all who knew him”.

Speaking on behalf of Donegal Sinn Féin, Senator Mac Lochlainn said:

“Donegal football fans are returning home from Clones on what would normally be a day of great celebration to the awful news of Cllr Manus Kelly’s death.

“His death is a devastating loss for his family, friends, and all who knew him. The people of Donegal took great pride in his many successes as a rally driver, not least winning the Donegal International Rally for the last three years.

“The dedication and professionalism he displayed as a top rally driver was extended to his business that employs dozens of local people. And recently, he was elected as a County Councillor for the Letterkenny Electoral Area.

“On behalf of the Sinn Féin party in Donegal, I extend our deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and the Fianna Fáil party in Donegal. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all at this terribly sad time.

“We also extend our thoughts and prayers to the man who was injured in the tragic collision today.” 

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