Tragic Car Crash Claims Life of Ronan Keating’s Older Brother Ciaran (50s)

Tragic Accident Claims Life of Father En Route to Son’s Premier League Match

Tragedy struck on the N5 at Ballymiles in County Mayo when Ciaran Keating, a man in his 50s from Louisburgh, was involved in a fatal collision. Keating and his wife, Ann Marie, were on their way to watch their son, Ruairí, play for Cork City in a premier league match against Sligo Rovers. The accident occurred at approximately 3.35pm on a stretch of road that has a reputation as an accident black-spot.

Keating suffered fatal injuries in the collision, while his wife, a secondary school teacher, was taken to Mayo University Hospital for treatment. Her injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. The driver of the second vehicle involved in the collision is also receiving treatment in hospital for serious injuries, as is a male passenger.

Ciaran Keating and his family moved from Dublin to Mayo 15 years ago. His sudden death has sent shockwaves through the community, where he was well-known and respected. Keating worked as a car salesman and previously ran Maxwells bar in Lecanvey. He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie, their son, Ruairí, and his sister, Linda, as well as his brothers, Gerard and Gary.

Cork City FC, the club for which Ruairí Keating plays, released a statement expressing their deep sadness at the passing of Ciaran Keating. The club extended their sympathies to Ruairí and the entire Keating family during this difficult time. They requested that the family’s privacy be respected and confirmed that funeral arrangements would be announced in due course.

Local councillor John O’Malley also offered his condolences to the Keating family, stating that the news had shocked and saddened the entire community. Christy Hyland, an Independent member of Mayo County Council, echoed these sentiments, describing Ciaran’s death as “truly shocking”.

The coroner for Mayo has been informed and a post mortem examination will take place in the coming days. Gardaí conducted a technical examination of the scene with the assistance of forensic collision investigators. The road has since reopened.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward with information. They can contact Swinford Garda Station on (094) 925 2990, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.