A message of support for the people of Creeslough was given by Sinn Féin President, Mary Lou McDonald during her key note address at the party’s Ard Fheis this evening.
During the televised speech at the RDS she said “the nation wraps its arms around you.”
“In hard times, when the odds are stacked against us, when hearts are heavy with loss, we come together,” the Sinn Féin Leader said.
“In Donegal, following the tragedy in Creeslough, families face the heartbreak of the empty chair.
“We can only imagine the enormity of your loss. Know that you are not alone. The nation wraps its arms around you.
“The outpouring of sympathy for Creeslough stretched far beyond our shores in acts of solidarity and condolence from the Irish abroad.
“In this moment of profound grief, we saw again that to be Irish is not only to be from a small island but to be part of a very large global family who have built their lives in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and beyond.”
Her comments come just days before the one month anniversary of the explosion which claimed the lives of ten people on October 7.