The Irish Embassy in Kenya have Tweeted that their “thoughts and condolences are with the families and loved ones of all those who have lost their lives today” in the Ethiopian Airlines crash which left one national dead.
Irish Charge d’affairs Lisa Doherty had earlier described the news as “desperately sad”, adding: “all thoughts with those affected”.
Former Irish Ambassador, Doctor Vincent O’Neill, also posted his own message of condolence on Twitter, saying: “Deepest condolences to all those families, from Kenya and elsewhere, that have been bereaved following the dreadful air tragedy in Addis earlier today.”
In addition to the Irish national who lost their life, seven from the UK were also confirmed dead by the state-owned carrier which confirmed there were no survivors from the flight which was carrying 149 passengers from at least 35 countries and eight crew members.
Tamarind CEO Jonathan Seex has been named as being among the dead.