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Huge sorrow over Castleblaney death

The death of Stephen Marron in a two-car collision in the border town of Castleblaney in Co Monaghan, which also left a Garda officer with a range of injuries, was a tragedy of enormous proportions.

A full Garda investigation is under way into the incident, which took place on Main Street shortly before midnight on Tuesday, with a 34-year-old man in custody last night, and it is essential that the public offer full cooperation to the authorities in both the north and the south.

Mr Marron, who was 47 and married with young children, worked as a delivery driver, was a respected figure in the town, and was well known through his role as a sacristan at two nearby churches.

The thoughts and prayers of the entire community will be with his family and friends in the difficult days ahead.

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