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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 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(...)

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(...)

The slipway at Buncrana where the tragedy occurred. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Donegal County Council is to carry out a safety review of piers and harbours in the county. Last March, two adults and three children died when the(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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