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Tyrone man Tiarnan Rafferty dies in Australian motorbike accident

A Northern Ireland man has died following a motorcycle accident in Australia.

Tiarnan Rafferty was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car in a suburb in Sydney during the weekend.

The 22-year-old, from Co Tyrone, was treated at the scene by paramedics from New South Wales ambulance services before being rushed to hospital.

The driver of the car was not injured. It is believed Mr Rafferty worked in the construction industry after moving to Australia in recent years.

Tiarnan is the son of prominent Tyrone republican Sharon Jordan, national treasurer of Republican party Saoradh.

The 'revolutionary republican party' took to Twitter to pass on their condolences.

They said: "Saoradh, express our heartfelt condolences to our national treasurer Sharon Jordan, on the sudden passing of her son Tiarnan Rafferty.

"The thoughts and prayers of all Saoradh Activists are with the Jordan and Rafferty families at this time. Details regarding arrangements to follow."

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