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Sympathies with families of Irish Citizens who died in fatal California balcony collapse – Ó Clochartaigh

16 June, 2015

Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on the Diaspora, Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, has reacted with shock to the initial breaking news that a number of Irish people have died in a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. 

Senator Ó Clochartaigh said:

“They news coming from Berkeley, California that a 5 young people have died and 8 have been injured is shocking.

“The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have confirmed that a number of Irish people are among the dead.

“I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of all those killed and injured.

“Anyone with concerns about friends or family in the region, should call the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs' Emergency Consular Response Team on +353 1 418 0200.” 

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