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Donal Drohan, who was tragically killed in the storm that struck the UK over the weekend. Hertfordshire Police

Irishman killed in UK storm was 'kind, honest and caring' says co-worker

The leader of Harrow Council said that the community is ‘utterly devastated’ following the loss of Donal Drohan.

THE LEADER OF Harrow Council in west London has spoken of the utter ‘devastation’ experienced by the community following the death of Donal Drohan, the Irishman killed by the UK storm.

Donal Drohan, a 51-year-old council worker originally from Waterford, died at the scene when a tree fell on his car in Watford at about 6.50 am according to Hertfordshire police.

A caring man

Speaking of RTE Radio One’s Morning Ireland, Susan Hall said that Donal was ‘everything you would want a human being to be’ adding that while it might sound clichéd, Donal was a ‘kind, honest and caring’ man.

She said that he was ‘an absolute delight’ to work with and said that the Harrow community are in utter shock over the loss of Donal.

She said Donal was a man ‘who would do anything to help anyone that was in trouble’ and said that he would ‘do anything to make things better for the residents of Harrow’.


She said that during the storms there were a lot of fallen trees in the area and she said that they had over 120 officers out helping with the clear up, however, she said once the news came in about Donal’s death, everyone was so upset that many of his colleagues just had to go home as they were so devastated.

Following his death, Drohan’s family released a statement after his tragic death:

Donal was a loving husband and father of three. He was the best husband and father anyone could wish for.

You couldn’t find anyone who had a bad word to say about him. He was very supportive to everybody who knew him and couldn’t say no to helping out with anything.

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