A candle-lit vigil has been held in Ranelagh in Dublin, following the tragic death of Labour Youth chairperson, Cormac Ó Braonáin.
19 year old Cormac died after his bike was in collision with a Luas Tram early yesterday morning, just hours after he stood with colleagues at a Rally for Peace outside the Dail.
President Higgins and Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin are leading tributes to the young man who has been described as an incredible young person and a positive force for good.
President Michael D Higgins says his commitment to social Justice will be dearly missed and Labour Leader Brendan Howlin says the sadness of his passing is sharpened by the wonderful memories he leaves behind.
They both extend their deepest sympathy to Cormac's parents, family, and the many friends and colleagues who've been paying tribute to their young friend on Social Media.
"Cormac Ó Braonáin’s energy, idealism, generosity, creativity and commitment to social justice and his vision of a kinder, more just society were exemplary."
Full statement: https://t.co/SIqFNesYI0
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) December 15, 2019
My thoughts this evening are with the family and friends of Cormac Ó Braonáin, chair @LabourYouth. Cormac was filled with energy and passion to help others. His tragic death has shocked everyone @Labour. My sincere sympathy to his loved ones. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis.
— BrendanHowlin (@BrendanHowlin) December 15, 2019
We are all heartbroken by the tragic loss of our dear friend, comrade and chair, Cormac Ó Braonáin. pic.twitter.com/w2o7c8GSuR
— Labour Youth (@labouryouth) December 15, 2019