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Crowe expresses shock and sadness at Co. Offaly school bus crash

4 April, 2006

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Transport, Seán Crowe TD, has expressed shock and sadness at the tragic school bus accident in which a fifteen year old boy was tragically killed today in County Offaly.

Deputy Crowe said, "It was with tremendous shock and sadness that I learned of this latest tragedy on our roads. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young boy killed in today's tragic accident and to wish a full and speedy recovery to all the other injured children.

"I would call on the Government to make the fullest possible supports both physical and emotional available to all those involved. I would also call for an immediate investigation to find the causes of the accident and to ascertain, what measures and procedures recommended following last years fatal school bus crash in Meath, which left five dead, have actually been implemented and if the process needs to be speeded up." ENDS

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