The late Fran Brady.

Mullagh biker killed in Meath crash named

A man killed following a fatal road traffic collision in Meath at the weekend has been named as Mullagh biker Fran Brady.

The married dad of two, from Ardlo Manor, Mullagh, and formerly Clondalkin, Dublin, died when the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a collision with a car at Old Ross Cross Road, Dunshaughlin, at approximately 6:15pm on Sunday, May 28.

It brings to nine the number of fatal road traffic collisions involving motorcyclists in Ireland to date in 2023, including several in this region alone - Sean ‘Seanie’ Reilly, near his home at Drumlish, May 13; a man in his late 50’s on the R208 Drumcong to Ballinamore Road, May 12; and 22-year-old Aaron Keenan from Inniskeen, near Kingscourt, April 26.

Motorcycle deaths this year accounted for almost one in eight road fatalities.

Mr Brady was seriously injured as a result of the accident in Meath, and removed from the scene to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown for treatment, where he sadly later passed away.

The male driver of the car, aged in his 20s, and his passengers were uninjured.

The road was closed for a period pending an examination of the scene by forensic collision investigators.

Funeral arrangements for Mr Brady were not released at time of going to print, and gardaí were appealing to road users who may have dash-cam footage to make it available.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda station on 01-8010600, or any Garda station.

Mr Brady is survived by his wife and children; mother Bridget; brothers Paddy and David; sisters Esther, Teresa and Caroline; in laws; nieces and nephews; relatives and friends; and all of his biker brothers.