The family of the Irish woman who died in the Libyan air disaster last week said it would have been her wish to have her ashes scattered over Ireland.

Bree O’Mara’s mother and father are from Ireland and she held Irish citizenship.

On Tuesday O’Mara’s sister told The Herald newspaper in Ireland that she knows in her “heart and soul” that her sister would have wanted her ashes to be scattered across Ireland and a memorial service held there.

O’Mara, 42, – a published author living in South Africa- was on her way to London to meet with a publicist when the plane she was traveling on crashed and burned leaving only one survivor- a nine year old boy.

O’Mara’s sister, Aideen O’Mara, who lives in South Africa is still waiting to travel to Tripoli in Libya to identify her sisters remains.

Although heartbroken by the loss of her sister, Aideen said she believed “God was saving Bree from a worse tragedy.”

Aideen told the Herald: "I hope some of her ashes will be spread in Skerries with Dad and some in Neagh with our mother."

She added: "I know it in my heart and soul that even if she didn't put it on paper, that is what she would have wanted."

Speaking about Bree's husband, Chris, she said: "He's so devastated."

Bree O’Mara