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Family pay tributes to war hero killed after motorbike crash

Published Mon, 25/06/2018 - 07:15

 

Relatives have paid tribute to a 92-year-old war hero who died after crashing his motorcycle.

Donald Wallace broke his ribs in the accident and passed away a fortnight later.

His family say the Edinburgh-born grandfather, who took part in the Arctic Convys and the D-Day bombings, had a spirit of adventure all his life.

Daughter Fiona Tyson added: “You could never tell my dad what to do. He was very adventurous 
man and always a very determined man."

Twomey Family Remorial

Published Sun, 10/06/2018 - 08:48

The dedication and commitment of Elber Twomey and her strong Duhallow fundraising team has raised a staggering €127,000 for mental health charities and hospitals which offer a "home from home" experience when family members are so gravely ill.

She has shown a depth of forgiveness and kindness to so many despite having her entire family wiped out by a suicidal driver when the Twomeys were returning home from a holiday in the UK on July  6, 2012.  

Ireland: motorcyclists urged to bike safe this summer

Published Wed, 30/05/2018 - 20:00

 

  • 171 motorcyclists have been killed and 629 seriously injured since 2010
  • Summer is high risk for motorcyclists, especially Saturday and Sunday
  • Approved PPE, high visibility clothing and ’ease off the throttle’ 
  • Drivers need to look and look again for motorcyclists

 

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are appealing to motorcycle riders to ‘Bike Safe’ as the risk to riders’ safety is set to increase over the summer months.

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