Irish citizens accounted for after Boston Marathon blasts
As details of yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombings continue to emerge, we would like to hear from Irish people living in the city
As details of yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombings continue to emerge, we would like to hear from Irish people living in the city, whether they be long-term residents or recent arrivals.
A total of 108 Irish citizens had registered to run in the race, 50 of whom listed Ireland as their country of residence – the majoirity of the remainder were living in Boston. Many more Irish people would have been in the crowd to watch the race yesterday.
If you were there, or are currently living in the city, we’d like to hear from you. You can share your experience or reflections in the comments box below, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said this morning that all Irish competitors had been accounted for and were safe, but the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised anyone concerned about relatives who may have been caught up in the incident to contact them on 01-408 2000.
For full Irish Times coverage of the bombings and their aftermath, see:
- Eight-year-old boy among the dead; all 108 Irish participants in race confirmed safe
- Gallery: Aftermath of Boston explosions
- Explosions possibly the work of domestic extremists
- Irish witness tells of panic in aftermath of explosion
- Taoiseach, Tánaiste express shock at Boston explosions
- The original big-city marathon one of biggest days in Boston’s calendar
- ‘It was the worst three hours of my life’