Two men die in separate accidents

Two young men lost their lives in separate accidents over the Easter weekend.

The body of Eoin Deasy, 25, from Haig Gardens, Ballinlough, Cork, will be flown home this week following his death in a hiking accident in the Swiss Alps. His body was recovered on Friday by a search and rescue team in Liechtenstein.

The young man, who studied at UCC, taught in Coláiste Chríost Rí and coached underage athletics, had been teaching at a school in Switzerland for the past year with his girlfriend, Maria.

On Thursday he was hiking alone in Liechtenstein when he is believed to have fallen.

Mr Deasy is survived by his parents Michael and Patsy, his brother Cormac and his sister Aisling.

In Co Tipperary, 18-year-old Stephen Carney died and a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured when the stolen car they were travelling in crashed into a wall.

The single vehicle accident happened on the N62 Birr Road around 1km outside Roscrea before 2am yesterday. Mr Carney, from Kennedy Park in Roscrea, was killed when the car hit a wall. His passenger is in a serious condition.

Investigating officers are seeking information on a black BMW taken from a car sales yard in Brosna, Co Offaly, between 1am and 1.40am.

Anyone with information can contact the gardaí at Roscrea on 0505-24230 or the Garda confidential line on 1800 666111.

Gardaí in East Cork released without charge a 48-year-old man questioned in connection with the death of six-year-old Luke O’Donovan who died at the weekend after being struck by a car last Wednesday. He was playing near his home in Ballymacoda when the accident happened. The car failed to stop. A file has been sent to the DPP.

In Co Clare, a young man was taken to hospital after he was found injured at the base of a cliff near Seafield, Quilty, early on Sunday.

The alarm was raised at around 12.30am when a number of calls were made to the Irish Coast Guard.

They discovered a man in his 30s lying at the base of a 15 foot cliff and a car with its rear wheels hanging over the edge. There were several other men in the area at the time where they are understood to have been camping and drinking.

The casualty was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment of internal injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

The man is understood to have told gardaí that he had stepped out of the car and fell off the cliff edge.

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