Borris Vocational School's Critical Incident Plan in place after Eamon Kavanagh's death

Tributes have been paid to 'very popular' Eamon

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Borris Vocational School has paid tribute to their 3rd year student Eamon Kavanagh after his death in a car accident over the weekend. 

In a statement on Monday morning, the school said: "We learned this morning of the death of one of our students, Eamon Kavanagh. 

"This is a terrible tragedy for the family, our school and our community. 

"We are deeply saddened by these events. Our sympathy and thoughts are with Eamon's parents, brothers and sister, their wider family and many friends. 

"Eamon was a very popular 3rd year student and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We have been in contact with his family and they have requested that we all understand their need for privacy at this time. 

"Offers of support have been pouring in and are greatly appreciated. 

"Our school has implemented our Critical Incident Management Plan. 

"Psychologists from the National Educational Psychological Service have been with us today and we will assist and advise staff in our efforts to support our students at this time. 

"The staff will be helping students to deal with this tragic event. The school will be open to parents to support them and to offer them advice and guidance. We would ask you to respect our privacy at this time."