Post mortem due on body of James Nolan
21/06/2012 - 14:02:29
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today on the body of Wicklow student James Nolan, whose remains were recovered from a river in Poland yesterday.
The 21-year-old was reported missing on Sunday by his friends with whom he had travelled to Poland to see Ireland play in the Euro 2012 tournament.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has led condolences to James's family and friends and paid tribute to those who helped in the search.
Students services manager at Tallaght IT Rose Cooper said James will be remembered by his classmates and teachers as a very bright and popular young man.
"James had just successfully completed his May exams in energy and environmental engineering and was taking a well-earned vacation at the European championships," she said.
"He was a lovely guy, extremely pleasant and hard-working - very popular with students and staff - and he was due to come back to us in September to resume his studies."
The Tánaiste earlier said that Ireland's ambassador to Poland is with members of the Nolan family in Bydgoszcz and embassy officials will be providing all possible assistance to ensure his remains are returned to Ireland as soon as possible.
Minister Gilmore said that Irish fans received a "warm and generous" welcome throughout the Euro 2012 championships, but he says the solidarity and support received since James was reported missing has been "extraordinary".
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