A popular dad-of-four killed in a motorbike tragedy in Co Monaghan on Saturday has been named locally.
He was Patrick McGinley of Castleleenan in Kilmacrennan.
Mr McGinley was a very popular figure and worked with the Donegal Travelers Project.
He died following a collision at around 5pm in Castleblayney after his motorcycle collided with a roundabout.
He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
A Garda spokesman said: “Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan this afternoon, Saturday 17th April 2021 at approximately 5.10pm.
“A motorcycle collided with a roundabout on the N2 near Tullyvin. The driver of the motorcycle, a male aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The Coroner was notified and his body was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda where a post-mortem will take place in due course.
“Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the N2 near Castleblayney between 4.45pm and 5.30pm this afternoon and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make it available to Gardaí.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Castleblayney Garda Station on 042 974 7900, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.”