Tributes to President's relative who died in Cork air crash
Published 11/02/2011 | 11:45
A relative of the Irish President killed in the Cork air crash was a "true gentleman", his family said today.
Brendan McAleese, 39, from close to Omagh, Co Tyrone, died in the accident at the city's airport yesterday morning. He was a cousin of President Mary McAleese's husband Martin.
Six people died and six more suffered injuries after Manx2.com's flight from Belfast crashed in thick fog.
A McAleese family statement said: "The impact of yesterday's tragedy has yet to sink in. Brendan was such a special character, a doting father, loving husband, son and brother, and a true gentleman to all who knew him."