Mr Ryan, a native of Lahinch, Co Clare, had been working with the United Nations world food programme. Tragically, the accident occurred just weeks before he was to relocate with his wife, Naoise, and their two young children from Ireland to Italy. Mr Ryan was described in both Lahinch and Ennistymon, where he boasted many friends, as “a wonderful, compassionate man who lived for his job of helping others.” He is the son of Christina and the late Jack Ryan. His mother is a retired teacher who was based at Scoil Mhuire in Ennistymon. His late father, Jack, who died in 2013, was a respected accountant in Clare. Mr Ryan is survived by his siblings, Cristin, Siobhan and Tiernan. In a special message, the Lahinch Parish extended the sympathies of the entire community to the Ryan family. “We pray for all who have died so unexpectedly in this tragedy, their families, colleagues and friends. “We pray for all working at the accident site at this present moment. “We hope that God will bless everyone in this tragedy for so many people.” Mr Ryan was one of Ireland’s most respected developmental aid workers. He had worked on various UN programmes across… Read full this story
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