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Tributes pour in for prominent farmer tragically killed in crash on M8 motorway

Liam Finn (62) is from the Mitchelstown road in Kilbehenny on the Cork/Limerick border and he was well known in Agricultural circles in the area.

Liam Finn. Photo:

Sean Ryan

Gardai in Tipperary are appealing for witnesses after a well-known farmer was killed in a fatal road traffic collision in on the M8 motorway on Thursday afternoon.

Shortly after 3:00 pm, gardaí and emergency services were alerted to a serious collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the M8 motorway near Burncourt, Cahir.

A male pedestrian aged in his 60s was seriously injured after he was struck by an articulated lorry.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry, a male in his 30s, did not require medical treatment.

He has been named as Liam Finn (62) from the Mitchelstown road in Kilbehenny on the Cork/Limerick border. He was well known in Agricultural circles in the area.

Mr Finn is survived by his wife Martina daughters Aoife, Louise and Claire, sons Billy and Kevin, No funeral arrangements have been made as yet.

Local councillor Frank Roche said the local community is in shock at Mr Finn’s passing and extended ‘’his sincere sympathy to the Finn family’’.

Last night, tributes poured in to Liam's family on the website

One neighbour wrote: "Condolences Martina & Family on Liams passing. Great character .Have many great memories from my summers In the demesne .RIP Liam."

While another said: "Sincere sympathy to Martina and the extended Finn family at this very sad and difficult time. Rest in peace Liam."

Another neighbour wrote: "My thoughts and prayers are with you Billy and your family at this very sad time. May Liam's soul rest in peace."

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Those with camera footage from the M8 between J11 Cahir south and J12 Mitchelstown north at the time of the collision are asked to make it available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cahir Garda Station on 052-7445630, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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