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Third victim of Storm Ophelia named as Louth father of two

The 33-year-old was killed when his car was struck by a falling tree.

Fintan Goss
Fintan Goss
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THE THIRD PERSON to lose their lives in Storm Ophelia has been named as Louth father of two Fintan Goss.

The 33-year-old was killed when his car was struck by a falling tree.

It is understood he was driving home a short distance from work after leaving early due to the storm.

The incident occurred around 2.45pm yesterday at Ravensdale, near Dundalk.

Sinn Féin leader and Louth TD Gerry Adams expressed his “shock and deep sadness” on hearing the news.

I want to extend by condolences to the families of those citizens who have lost their lives as a result of Storm Ophelia, and especially to the family of the person killed by a falling tree in Ravensdale this afternoon.

“I want to commend the courage of the first responders who risk(ed) life and limb helping those in trouble.”

Local councillor John McGahon said that Fintan would be “greatly missed by his friends, family and the local community in Ravensdale”.

Tweet by @Killaloe Diocese Source: Killaloe Diocese/Twitter

Yesterday, the other victims were named as 58-year-old Waterford woman Clare O’Neill and 31-year-old Michael Pyke.

Read: First victims of Storm Ophelia named locally

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