Blessington Councillor Gerry O’Neill has asked the local community to remember the Irish victim of flight MHI7 in their prayers.
Gerry visited her relatives Dick and Annie Byrne of Burgage last night and expressed his sympathy and indeed the shock and horror of the entire community on the dreadful death of their niece Edel on flight MHI7 over eastern Ukraine two days ago.
Edel was very fond or her Auntie,her Uncle and cousins in Blessington and in fact came to visit them only last Monday and was on her way home to her 2 children and husband in Australia.
Gerry added “Edel loved Blessington and spent a lot of her young life in the town.Poor Annie and Dick are heartbroken and are shocked that Edel is gone in such a horrific way and have asked the community for prayers. May Edel Rest in Peace.”