Statement by Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the death of Mr. Connor Keightley
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., today expressed his deep sadness at the Keightley family's announcement of the positive identification of Connor's remains in Krabi, Thailand.
The Minister said:
“Sadly we today have confirmation that the tragic events in southern Asia have claimed the life of a second Irish citizen. I want to extend, on my own behalf and on behalf of the Government, my most sincere condolences to Connor's family and friends.
During my visit to Thailand in recent days, I met with them and I was moved by the level of courage and determination they have shown during this most difficult time”.
Minister Ahern said that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Irish Embassy staff in Thailand will continue to extend all possible assistance to his family.