Tributes paid to Sinn Féin activist killed in road crash

January 30, 2017

Tributes have been paid to the political activist who died in a car crash near Keady on Saturday afternoon.

Tim Woods had spent the day electioneering for Sinn Féin when he was tragically killed in a single-vehicle collision on the Castleblayney Road around 4.20pm.

An active Sinn Féin worker, the tragedy has shocked and saddened his fellow party members and has cast a cloud over preparations for the upcoming election.

The area’s Assembly Member, Cathal Boylan, led tributes to the 52-year-old father-of-two, describing him as “a valued friend”.

Extending his condolences to Mr Woods’ family, he said: “I am shocked and deeply saddened at the news.  My thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s family as they come to terms with the news of his tragic death and I extend my condolences to them on behalf of myself and the party locally.

“Tim was a valued friend and party activist. He was a man of great wit and charm and will be sadly missed by all who knew him and it’s still hard to take in that he has been so tragically taken from us.”

The main Keady to Castleblayney Road was closed for some time after the accident and police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.