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Hazzard extends condolences to Finnegan family

16 January, 2016 - by Chris Hazzard


South Down Sinn Féin MLA, Chris Hazzard has expressed his sincere condolences to the family and friends of 19 year old Ellen Finnegan who tragically lost her life in a house fire in Castlewellan last night.

Chris Hazzard said:

“This is a heart-breaking tragedy for the family and friends of 19 year old Ellen Finnegan who lost her life in a house fire in Castlewellan last night. The whole community is in shock.

“Ellen comes from a well-known family in the town and well established family in the local community. Her father Bartley runs a longstanding family butchers.

“I extend my heartfelt condolences and those of my party to Ellen’s family and friends at this tragic time. I have no doubt that the community will rally in support of the family in the sad time ahead.

“I also wish to pay tribute to the emergency services who attended the scene but sadly on this occasion were unable to save Ellen.

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