Davitt Walsh

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Davitt Walsh, who rescued a child from drowning off Buncrana pier in March, with his mother Siobhán, as  he received the Michael Heffernan gold medal for bravery at Farmleigh, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Donegal man who rescued a four-month-old baby from a car which was sinking off Buncrana pier earlier this year has been awarded a gold medal by th(...)

Slipway at Buncrana before the work was carried out: the gateway to it, which was open at the time of the tragedy last year, is to remain locked between 8pm and 10am. Photograph: Peter Murtagh / The Irish Times

The pier in Buncrana, Co Donegal where five members of one family died when their car slipped into the sea last March has been treated with chemicals (...)

The slipway at Buncrana which was closed in March after a family of five drowned. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

A man has been rescued after he was found in the water off Buncrana Pier in Co Donegal on Sunday night. The man was spotted around 10pm in the water (...)

Galway Harbour Company’s decision after the Buncrana deaths to limit access to its slipway has aroused criticism from water users.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Five weeks after five members of one family died when their car skidded into Lough Swilly, the Department of the Environment has issued no specific di(...)

Hundreds attended the Holy Family Church in Buncrana tonight for the month’s mind Mass in memory of those who died when their car skidded on algae on the slipway at the pier in the town before plunging into Lough Swilly (above). File photograph: Google Street View

Hundreds of people gathered in Derry tonight to remember five members of one family who drowned last month in a car off a slipway in Buncrana. Hundr(...)

Louise James is comforted by her brother Chris at a vigil in Buncrana. Photograph: North West Newspix

The Irish Mail on Sunday has issued an apology over an “interview” with Louise James, who lost five family members in the Buncrana pier tragedy in Mar(...)

Louise James attends a ceremony at Buncrana front shore on Sunday night with Francis Crawford and baby Rioghnoch who survived incident in which five of her relatives died after their vehicle went into  Lough Swilly. Photograph: Trevor McBride.

More than 1,000 gathered at the scene of last Sunday’s drowning in Buncrana in Co Donegal last night to honour the dead and those who tried desperate(...)

The slipway alongside Buncrana Pier, which is now closed for public admittance. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Insufficient signage warning of hazards may prove to be a factor in any review of safety at Buncrana pier, following the loss of five members of the M(...)

Mourners outside the Holy Family church in Ballymagroarty, Derry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Louise Daniels led the processions of coffins into the Church of the Holy Family in Ballymagroarty in Derry, helping to carry the first one herself. (...)

 Louise James, whose partner, sons, mother and sister died in Buncrana. Photograph: Joe Boland/North West Newspix

Books of condolence for the five victims of the Co Donegal pier tragedy have been opened in Buncrana and Derry city. Sean McGrotty, his sons Mark (1(...)

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