Vote of sym­pa­thy for slain Derry Coak­ley

The Corkman - - NEWS - MARIA HERLIHY

A vote of sym­pa­thy was held for the late Derry Coak­ley of Macroom at the re­cent Blar­ney Macrom mu­nic­i­pal dis­trict meet­ing.

A post-mortem has in­di­cated that Mr Coack­ley suf­fered from a sin­gle gun­shot wound to the up­per arm at Cur­ra­heen, Raleigh North be­tween Oc­to­ber 23 and Oc­to­ber 24. Since Mr Coak­ley’s death, a pensioner has been charged with his mur­der.

At the Blar­ney Macrom meet­ing, chair­man Cllr Ted Lucey (FG) put for­ward a vote of sym­pa­thy for Mr Coak­ley and his fam­ily. “De­nis worked here for years as a ground work­ers. This is all very sad,” he said.

Cllr Gob­nait Moyni­han (FF) said at County Hall mass is of­fered for all staff mem­bers and es­pe­cially staff who have passed away. While she said Mr Coak­ley was not “of­fi­cial coun­cil staff ” he did a lot of work for the coun­cil over the years and his name will now be in­cluded in the spe­cial mass and a candle will be lit for him.

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