A man has died in Co. Wexford after being struck by a falling tree while responding to Storm Eunice.
The man, aged in his 60s, was working for Wexford County Council in the Ballythomas area when the accident occurred earlier this morning.
It is understood that he was working with a colleague clearing trees when he was fatally injured. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
“It is with deep regret and sadness that Wexford County Council confirms that one of our employees was fatally injured earlier today in a workplace accident,” County Secretary David Minogue said.
“The employee’s family, An Garda Síochána and the Health and Safety Authority have been informed.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the employee’s family, work colleagues and friends at this very difficult time.”