Remains of Irish MH17 victim formally identified
Published 26/08/2014 | 16:17
The remains of an Irish woman who was a passenger on the tragic Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 have been identified.
Mother-of-two Edel Mahady had lived in Australia for more than 20 years.
Her funeral has not taken place yet and her family have requested privacy.
Ms Mahady was an administrative assistant at the Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School in Perth.
Her relatives, originally from Lucan, said they were overwhelmed by the sympathy shown by the public since the tragedy.
Further details have emerged about Ms Mahady's travel arrangements on the tragic day. Her husband had been planning to fly to Europe on business and had suggested that the pair fly back together. But Ms Mahady was eager to get back to work and so decided to travel home alone.
Along with her husband, she is survived by her son Conor and daughter Ciara. She had been back in Dublin visiting her mother before she took flight MH17 on her way back to Australia.
None of the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight which was shot down over the eastern Ukraine region Donetsk in July survived.