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Recommendations of Carrickmines inquest must be implemented in full – Mary Lou McDonald TD

22 January, 2019 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has called for the recommendations of the inquest into the Carrickmines tragedy to be implemented in full without delay.
Teachta McDonald also paid tribute to the families, the wider community and emergency personnel who were present on that horrific night.
The Dublin Central TD said:
“Nothing will ever bring back those who were lost in this tragedy. Nothing will ever mend the hearts of the Connors, Lynch and Gilbert families. My first thoughts are with them today.
“The jury has delivered its verdict on the inquest along with a series of recommendations. These recommendations must now be adopted and implemented in full without delay.
“Of particular note will be the recommendations for new fire safety guidelines for Traveller sites, the appointment of fire safety champions and crucially that fire safety be the most important consideration in respect of the placing of housing units.
“The Council and indeed the Government now need to step up to the plate in terms of their delivery for the families concerned and indeed the wider travelling community. This can never happen again.”

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