Sinn Féin Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has expressed sympathy on the death of Christine Buckley. He stated:
"On my own behalf and on behalf of Sinn Féin I extend deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Christine Buckley. Christine was a very courageous woman who spoke out bravely about her experience of the abuse that she and many others suffered in Goldenbridge orphanage.
“She represented many thousands who suffered because of the scandalous actions of the powerful in Church and State. In doing so she helped to enhance the protection of all children. Suaimhneas síoraí dá hanam."