Storm Ophelia victim mourned in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCahirlimerickLimerick Institute of Technology (LIT)Michael PykeStorm OpheliaTipperary NewsLocal NewsStorm Ophelia victim mourned in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 20, 2017 1453 Linkedin Facebook Print LIMERICK Institute of Technology (LIT) has opened a book of condolences for one of its students who was killed as he tried to clear fallen trees during Storm Ophelia this Monday.Michael Pyke (31), was clearing fallen trees outside Cahir on the Ardfinnan Road at Ballybrado in County Tipperary when the tragic accident happened, at about 12.30pm. He was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital but died from his injuries.President of LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane described Michael’s untimely passing as “a source of profound regret and sadness” for the third level institute.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Michael was an Electrical Apprentice in LIT. He started his Phase Six studies with us three weeks ago. He had previously completed his Phase Four programme in LIT in 2016. He was known by staff and students here,” Professor Cunnane explained.“We in LIT are a community, and we hope that the sympathy our community feels will act as a support to Michael’s family, friends and work colleagues.“It is with heartfelt regret that we found that one of our students will not be returning to college. Our thoughts and wishes are with Michael’s family, friends and work colleagues,” he said.LIT Staff and Student Support Services are currently offering support to Michael’s classmates, and to any other staff and students affected by the Tipperary man’s untimely passing.LIT announced this Tuesday that flags at the college campus will fly at half mast as a mark of respect to Michael and that they will open a book of condolence for him.by Alan [email protected] Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleDuke Special tours new album Hollow – a collection of Michael Longley’s poems set to musicNext articleLimerick ‘Maid of Steel’ tackles the 10k Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img

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