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Mayor of Waterford City & County expresses sympathy to the people of Creeslough

Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’Leary has expressed sympathy to the people of Creeslough, Co. Donegal.

Mayor O’Leary said:

“On behalf of the people of Waterford, and as Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to the families of the victims of the recent Creeslough tragedy. Ten lives have been suddenly and tragically cut short and our thoughts, our prayers and our assistance must now go to those left bereaved by these awful events.

This tragedy shows just how fleeting life can be … people visiting a filling station, their local post office, the local shop … going about their daily business, just as any of us would be.

When a tragedy like this occurs, it is all the more important to rally around the affected communities and do what we can in some small way. With this in mind, I would encourage people to give what they can, however small, to the Irish Red Cross who are coordinating a Community Support Fund for the Creeslough community. The fund will work to assist those who have been bereaved, injured, made homeless, or left without an income because of the tragedy.

The saying “There but for the grace of God, go we all” is very apt in these sad circumstances, so once again I say to the people of Creeslough and Donegal, and to the heroic efforts of the emergency services who attended so vigilantly to the scene … we are with you, we are thinking of you and may God rest the victims of this sad and terrible event.”


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