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 – (...)

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(...)

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.(...)

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(...)

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. (...)

Davitt Walsh and girlfriend Stephanie Knox speaking about the tragic events at Buncrana Pier. Photograph: North West Newspix

In the Walsh home in Kerrykeel, Co Donegal, last night there was sadness, relief, tears, shock and a quiet pride in the heroism of Davitt Walsh and al(...)