TD’s brother

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ROUND­WOOD NA­TIVE Conor Doyle es­caped the dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake and sub­se­quent tsunami that hit Ja­pan last Fri­day.

Conor (41), the son of Mau­reen and Bernard Doyle, has been liv­ing in Ja­pan for the past 19 years hav­ing moved there in Fe­bru­ary 1992 to work as an en­gi­neer.

His brother Andrew Doyle, TD, said for­tu­nately the fam­ily were spared any anx­ious wait to hear from Conor and his fam­ily as he con­tacted them early on Fri­day morn­ing.

‘He rang my mother on Fri­day morn­ing and at that stage she had not even heard about the earth­quake so luck­ily my par­ents were not wor­ried. We all got an email from him too let­ting us know that he and his fam­ily were ok which was a great re­lief.

‘I was speak­ing to him on Sun­day and he said he was go­ing back to work to­day.

‘He had to walk home from work on Fri­day be­cause there was a power ou­tage and he said it was scary enough even in Tokyo. It took him about three or four hours to walk home.

‘ The big worry now is the nu­clear power sta­tions but for­tu­nately at the mo­ment the wind is not blow­ing to­wards Tokyo.

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