Eoin Fitzpatrick and Dylan Wiki – Biography
Eoin Fitzpatrick, 36, and his son Dylan died after they were run over by a bus in the tourist area of Alanya on Monday afternoon. Eoin’s other son, a 15-year-old boy, remains in Turkey with his father’s partner and his children. The children’s mother is currently en route to Turkey to help with the repatriation of the bodies of her son and her former partner. According to Turkish media, the father and son’s moped collided with a bus on the D-400 highway in Kargicak district that was traveling from Alanya to Mersin. Tributes have been paid to the father and son by those who knew them. Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, Eoin’s neighbor in Portlaoise, Co. Laois, said he was “devastated” to hear the news of the sudden deaths. Speaking to the Irish Daily Mail, Mr Stanley said: “Obviously there is shock and devastation at the loss of these two people.” [Dylan] would have been very popular in the neighborhood… (people) would have seen him mingling with the kids here. My sincere condolences go out to the mother of the child and also to the parents of the deceased and the grandparents on both sides.
Eoin Fitzpatrick, 36, and his son Dylan 15 years old.
The names of an Irish father and son who perished in a holiday crash in Turkey have been released
The accident was something last minute. They were using a moped and then this happened,” he said. This is the latest tragedy to befall the Irish while on holiday abroad this summer. Earlier this month, former St Michael’s College students Andrew O’Donnell, 18, and Max Wall, 18, who were holidaying on the Greek island of Ios, died during a post-Leaving Cert holiday. Andrew apparently died after falling while he was on his way to his holiday accommodation after a night out. According to his school principal, Andrew had an accident while taking a shortcut after making the “sensible” decision to go home early. The popular teenager’s friend and schoolmate Max, who had a history of heart problems, died later that day after collapsing in the harbor while waiting for a ferry to leave the island. At the end of June, a tribute was paid to a young Irish student who was found dead in a swimming pool in Greece. It is understood that a friend found the Limerick student unconscious in the swimming pool and, despite resuscitation efforts, he was pronounced dead. He is a former student of Coláiste Mhuire at Johnstown and was a student at Shannon University of Technology in Limerick City.
Rory Deegan, 22, from Culohill in County Laois, was found unconscious in a swimming pool on the Greek island of Zakynthos when tragedy struck. In another incident earlier this month, Irish mother Kirsty Ward was strangled to death in the Spanish resort town of Salou. The mother of two was found dead at the Magnolia Hotel in the Costa Dorada resort on the night of Sunday, July 2. A man has denied murdering a 36-year-old Irish woman in a Spanish hotel on video taken in a prison cell. Spanish police confirmed that they arrested a 30-year-old man on the night of Ms Ward’s death after running to a hotel in the tourist center of Salou, on the Costa Dorada, 110km south of Barcelona. When they arrived, they reportedly found Ms Ward dead in a hallway. A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that he was aware of the incident.