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Davitt Walsh and Stephanie Knox. On the evening of the tragedy Mr Walsh and Ms Knox had been walking nearby when they saw the McGrottys’ car in the water. File photograph: North West Newspix

A woman who helped at the scene of the Buncrana pier drowning tragedy has made a claim for damages against the estate of the deceased. Five people – (...)

Louise James outside the Lake of Shadows Hotel in Buncrana, Co Donegal following  the inquest into the deaths of her partner Seán McGrotty, sons Evan and Mark, sister Jodie Lee Daniels and mother Ruth Daniels, who died when their car slipped off Buncrana pier in Co Donegal in March 2016. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The woman who lost five family members in the Buncrana pier drowning tragedy has taken a High Court case against Donegal County Council and the estate(...)

Louise James outside the Lake of Shadows Hotel in Buncrana, Co Donegal after the inquest into the death of five of her family members. Photograph: PA

Sean McGrotty, who died along with four family members in Buncrana, Co Donegal last year, could have saved himself but chose not to, his partner Louis(...)

Seán McGrotty, who was in his late 40s, his two sons Mark (12) and Evan (8), and the boys’ grandmother Ruth Daniels (59) died alongside Ruth’s daughter Jodi-Lee (14)

The occupants of the stricken Audi SUV that sank off Buncrana pier in Co Donegal killing five people should have been able to unlock the car in the wa(...)

Seán McGrotty, who was in his late 40s, his two sons Mark (12) and Evan (8), and the boys’ grandmother Ruth Daniels (59) died alongside her grandddaughter Jodi-Lee (14)

“I got a feeling something was not right – I don’t know why,” Louise James told the inquest into the Buncrana drowning tragedy. In a harrowing day of(...)

Sean McGrotty, who was in his late 40s, his two sons Mark (12) and Evan (8), and the boys’ granny Ruth Daniels (59) died alongside Mrs Daniels’ daughter Jodi-Lee (14)

The driver of a car that slipped off Buncrana pier with the loss of five lives last year was more than three times over the drink driving limit, an in(...)

The slipway in Buncrana. Photograph: Trevor McBride

The inquest is scheduled to begin Wednesday into the tragedy in which five members of the same family drowned off Buncrana, Co Donegal, in March 2016.(...)

The slipway at Buncrana Pier after the incident in which five people died in March 2016.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh

A pre-inquest hearing into an incident in which five members of the same family drowned off Buncrana has heard first responders could not open their c(...)

Robbie Keane has won the International Person of the Year award. Photograph: Eric Luke

Robbie Keane has been named International Person of the Year at this year’s People of the Year Awards in recognition of his “inspirational service, le(...)

Justin Duggan with his sister Emily who rescued him from a hidden septic tank  in Co Laois. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Alan Herdman paddled around the corner of a rocky outcrop and saw eight children slipping helplessly beneath rising waters. He couldn’t save them all.(...)

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