Book of condolence to open for pier tragedy victims

A BOOK of Condolence for the victims of yesterday’s drowning tragedy is to be opened by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council.

Councillor, Ciaran Brogan, on behalf of Donegal County Council, has extended his deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of the five people from Derry who lost their lives following the tragic incident at Buncrana yesterday evening.

He also praised the emergency services and members of the public who attended the scene for their valiant efforts to save the lives of the deceased.


The book of condolence can be signed at the council offices at St Oran’s Road, Buncrana.

Elsewhere, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has called on anyone affected by yesterday’s tragedy in Buncrana Pier to seek help and support from a range of services they offer.

A spokesperson said: “The HSE wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved families on their tragic loss. The HSE is liaising with local services to support the Buncrana community at this time.

“Anyone who has been directly affected by this tragedy is advised to speak with their GP who will arrange onward referral to the appropriate service where relevant.

“Additionally, the HSE Psychology and Bereavement Counselling Services accept self referrals and may be contacted by telephoning 074 910464. The Jigsaw Service provides services to any young person between 15 and 25 years and can be contacted by telephoning 074 9726920.”



The Book of Condolence is available to sign in the Council Office in Buncrana.


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