Repatriation Of Micheál Ryan’s Remains “Will Bring Closure” For Long-Suffering Family

Michael Ryan. Image courtesy

It’s hoped the repatriation of a Lahinch man who was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash seven months ago will finally bring some closure for his long-suffering family.

Micheál Ryan was one of 157 people who died after the flight came down minutes after taking off from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Abbaba in March.

His remains were recovered and identified in recent weeks and his coffin has arrived back in Ireland, for a private burial beside his late father in Ennistymon today.


The father-of-two was working for the United Nations World Food Programme, which works in over 80 countries where starvation and poverty is rife.

Lahinch Fianna Fáil Councillor Shane Talty, who knew Micheál well, says it’s important to let the family grieve privately today.