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Daughter injured as parents die in smash

A couple were killed and their daughter was seriously injured in a horrific road crash last night.

Retired primary school teacher Angela Kenneally (61) and her husband Tommy (65) died in the head-on crash outside Kilkenny city.

Their daughter, in her 20s, was rushed to St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny where she is being treated for serious injuries.

A couple travelling in the other car involved in the crash were also taken to to hospital with minor injuries.

The crash happened about 6.45pm on the outskirts of the city. Rescue services rushed to the scene at Troyswood on the Kilkenny to Freshford Road.







Farmer

Garda crash scene investigators last night closed the road as they tried to establish the circumstances leading up to the second double fatal collision within 48 hours.

Tommy Kenneally, a farmer, was pronounced dead at the scene. His 61-year-old wife was later pronounced dead at St Luke's Hospital.

The couple lived on the family farm at Barnane, about two miles from Templemore, Co Tipperary. The couple had six children. Gardai appealed to any witnesses to the crash to contact Kilkenny Garda station on 056 7775000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Meanwhile, the funeral Mass of a young man who died in a car crash with his lifelong friend takes place today.

Brian Bradley (20), of Mullinam, Loughlinstown, Ratoath, Co Meath, who died in the early hours of Tuesday morning, will be cremated today.

His friend, Fergal Ronan (21), from Fairyhill Lodge, also in Ratoath, will be buried tomorrow in his hometown.

They were returning from a night out when the car they were in went out of control and hit a tree. Brian Bradley's remains will be removed today to Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath, for funeral Mass at 11am.

Cremation takes place at Glasnevin Crematorium, Dublin. Fergal Ronan's remains will repose at his family home from 5pm to 8pm today. The removal takes place tomorrow at 10.30am to Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath, for 11am funeral Mass.

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