Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has expressed shock and sadness at the news that a man has died at Slieve Gullion today as a result of extreme weather conditions caused by Storm Ali.
Megan Fearon said:
“The local community are shocked and saddened at the news that a man was tragically killed and another man injured after a tree fell on them at Slieve Gullion Forest Park today.
“I want to extend my condolences to the family and friends of this man at this difficult time. The thoughts of our entire community are with them.
“I also want to commend the emergency services for risking dangerous conditions to respond swiftly to this incident to help others.
“Storm Ali has already caused significant disruption and damage today as it makes its way across the island of Ireland.
“Many trees have fallen, over 250,000 thousand homes across Ireland have been left without power and key roads are closed.
“No one should underestimate the potential threat to life and property from the storm.
“I want to remind people to stay safe and remain vigilant throughout the day and to only travel if necessary.”