In memory of council worker’s father, 59 years old, killed in Typhoon Eunice
TRIBUTES was paid to a council worker who was killed in Hurricane Eunice after he was crushed by a tree.
Billy Kinsella, 59, was clearing debris on a road near his home in Co Wexford, Ireland when he was tragically killed.
The father of one child, a Wexford County Council employee, helped at the scene of another fallen tree in Ballythomas when he was seriously injured.
Councilor Sinn Fein Fionntan O Suilleabhain, who lives near Mr Kinsella and grew up with his family, paid tribute to the “quiet family man”.
“People in the area were devastated,” he said. It was a tragedy for his wife Rita and their only child, Conor.
“Billy died in the line of duty while out on council work and attending the scene of a fallen tree.
“He died right around the corner where we were both living and he died in a way that made it most tragic.
“He comes from a prestigious family and a very hardworking family. He was a quiet family man and devoted to his son, whom he took to sporting events all over the place.
“Conor plays for the Wexford under-20s and will be heavily involved in the GAA, much like Billy’s father before him.
“Everybody was shocked.”
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