Ronan Dwyer died in a car accident while returning home from the festival in Ballylooby, Tipperary

While Ronan Dwyer was walking as a pedestrian, the cause of his death was a tragic highway collision. With the recent increase in deaths, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is deeply concerned, with six people losing their lives in a single weekend. Highlighting that the statistics are moving in the wrong direction, with 98 deaths recorded this year, a significant increase from the previous year, RSA President Liz O’Donnell expressed her anguish.

Ronan Dwyer died in a car accident while returning home

The RSA is particularly alarmed by rampant speeding problems on the roads and also by the increase in pedestrian fatalities. To address these issues, the Gardai, RSA and the Department for Transport are calling on the public to respect speed limits and drive responsibly. Highlighting the pressing problem of road safety in the region, Ronan Dwyer’s tragic cause of death was linked to an accident on the N24. In Burgess West, Ballylooby, Dwyer was walking as a pedestrian when he was struck by a car. Ronan could not be saved, despite the efforts of the emergency services. Authorities are investigating the causes of the crash and the driver of the vehicle was unharmed. As Ronan was known for his active participation in community activities and his kind nature, his passing deeply affected the local community.


The authorities are likely to review safety improvements for the N24 and other roads, and the incident has sparked debates over road safety measures. The tragedy serves as a reminder for pedestrians and drivers to be careful and adhere to safety guidelines to avoid such accidents. By supporting the grieving Dwyer family, the community stands together, hoping that efforts to improve highway safety will prevent others from experiencing similar distress caused by traffic accidents.

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Known as a pure gentleman, Ronan was active in various local activities, playing football for Vee Rovers and GAA with Ballylooby Castlegrace Club. He was a dear friend to many and extended his helping hand to the community when needed. Ballylooby Community Council have offered their deepest condolences to the bereaved Dwyer family and have mourned the loss of him. Ronan’s parents, sister-in-law, siblings, extended family and friends must cope with the immense loss, and memories of him will always be cherished by the community. Where Ronan Dwyer was known for his generous and kind nature, his untimely death has profoundly impacted his community.

He touched the lives of many, earning the admiration and respect of all who knew him, as an active participant in local sports and community activities. The incident serves as the need for collective efforts to prioritize road safety and a poignant reminder of the consequences of traffic accidents.

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