The community of Westport has been shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Neill O’Neill, Managing Editor of the Mayo News.
Neill, who was 36, took ill and died suddenly at his home in Westport this morning.
Mr O’Neill was also President of the Westport Chamber of Commerce, and was involved with the Westport CCTV committee, Westport United and other local organisations.
Minister Michael Ring has extended his sympathies to Neill’s parents, brothers, sisters and extended family, and said he’s a tremendous loss to Westport.
The Editor of The Mayo News, Michael Duffy, said the staff of the paper, and the town of Westport in general, are devastated with the news of Neill’s untimely passing.
Mr O’Neill’s funeral arrangements will be confirmed later, and house strictly private.