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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Tragedy

This year
Belgium-Sweden abandoned at half-time after two people shot dead in Brussels
The authorities are treating the shootings as terrorism, with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo later confirming the victims were Swedish.
Death toll from Afghanistan earthquakes doubles to more than 2,000 people
Yesterday’s magnitude 6.3 quake — followed by eight strong aftershocks — jolted hard-to-reach areas.
Former Stardust doorman denies he was ‘put up to’ telling gardaí he had opened the exits
Michael Kavanagh gave evidence for the third day at the inquests.
Two Ironman participants die during swim in Co Cork
It’s understood the two competitors died in separate medical incidents during the event.
World Cup teams shocked but safe after deadly Auckland shooting
A gunman opened fire at a building site just hours before the opening game at the city’s Eden Park between co-hosts New Zealand and Norway.
Parents of teenager who died on Greek holiday say son ‘had so much love to give’
Andrew O’Donnell died on the island of Ios on 1 July.
'The guys showed great character' - Murphy proud of his Ireland U20s
Next up for this exciting Irish team is hosts South Africa in the semi-finals.
'We will never forget them': Dublin school holds prayer service for students who died in Greece
Many of the attendees at the service were classmates of Andrew O’Donnell and Max Wall and had been on the island of Ios at the time of their deaths.
Irish students form guard of honour on Greek island to mourn teenagers
Andrew McDonnell and Max Wall had recently completed their Leaving Certificate exams.
Cyclist Gino Mader dies after fall into ravine during Tour of Switzerland
Mader was unable to recover from his injuries following high-speed fall on descent.
13-year-old boy killed after tractor he was driving overturned in Mayo named locally
The boy was treated at the scene at Scarduane last night but died in hospital this morning.
'Empty inside' as drivers race on in shadow of Craig Breen tragedy
The 33-year-old Irishman was killed when his Hyundai car crashed in testing for the Rally of Croatia.
14 women and children drown in shipwreck off Yemen on way to wedding
Another 11 people, including one child, survived the incident.
Rescue crews search for survivors after at least 64 people die in shipwreck off Italy
The boat, which broke apart off Italy’s southern coast yesterday, is believed to have been carrying around 170 people.
Death toll from Turkey and Syria earthquake passes 47,000
At least 164,000 buildings have either collapsed or are so damaged that they need to be demolished.
Turkey winds down earthquake rescue as death-toll remains at 44,000
The number of people being found alive under the rubble has dropped to only a handful in recent days.
Last year
At least 19 killed, dozens injured in hotel-casino fire at Cambodian border
Video showed the building consumed by flames, with firefighters struggling to contain the blaze.camb
What is known so far about the death of Irish peacekeeper Seán Rooney in Lebanon
An investigation into the incident, which occurred during a routine patrol, is underway.
Security guard who suffered fall while working at World Cup quarter-final has died
John Njau Kibue passed away at hospital three days after the accident.
Seven killed in landslide on Italian island, including newborn
A three-week-old baby and a pair of young siblings are among the victims.
ITV pundit Nadia Nadim leaves World Cup broadcast after mother dies
The former Man City forward has revealed she was forced off air on Tuesday.
Tributes paid to historian and farmer who died in tragic accident as she chopped wood
The tragic accident occurred over the weekend.
Six dead as WWII planes collide during Dallas air show
Videos online showed dramatic scenes of the smaller plane descending towards the B-17 and crashing into it
South Korea in shock and grief as at least 151 die in Halloween crowd surge
Many of the deceased were in their teens and 20s.
Therapist: A reflection on Creeslough and the grief of a community
Mary Spring looks at the grief endured by the people of Creeslough after the explosion.
Larry Donnelly: My Boston community and I are praying for the people of Creeslough
Our columnist says he couldn’t focus on anything else all week, as the country and long-distance relatives abroad offer support to the people of Donegal.
'That goal... I'm dedicating it to those 10 beautiful souls who perished on Friday' - Barrett
Donegal native Amber Barrett was Ireland’s matchwinner against Scotland.
'We do not have words to explain it': First funerals for victims of Creeslough explosion take place
Separate funeral masses will be held for Jessica Gallagher (24) and Martin McGill (49) at St Michael’s Church.
Celtic make £10,000 donation to Creeslough support fund
The Glasgow club has strong links with the area of Donegal.
First at the scene: 'There were people crying for help. We just tore into what we could'
Bernard McGinley talks to The Journal’s Diarmuid Pepper in Creeslough.
Creeslough woman: 'Our small community is shell-shocked - we will never be the same again'
Marie Duffy says the whole community is shocked to its core after Friday’s explosion and the tragic loss of so many.
Five dead after boat capsizes in possible collision with whale in New Zealand
Police said the 28ft boat overturned near the South Island town of Kaikoura.
Hundreds attend vigil for two boys who died in Lough Enagh tragedy
Reuven Simon and Joseph Sebastian were swimming at the lough on Monday when they got into difficulty.
'A young life needlessly ended': Funeral of Dylan McCarthy takes place in Limerick
McCarthy sustained fatal injuries when attacked by several men last week.
Man (30s) drowns in Carlow swimming tragedy
A member of the public removed the man from the River Barrow and attempted to resuscitate him.
Brother and sister who died after getting into difficulty in Ballybunion named locally
The two people who died were siblings – a man in his 50s and a woman in her 60s.
Migrants recount their journeys to US following Texas truck deaths
53 migrants died this week after the trailer they were in was abandoned in Texas.
Authorities face 'difficult process' to identify victims in Texas lorry trailer deaths
Dozens of bodies were discovered in a truck on the outskirts of San Antonio on the US/Mexico border on Monday.
Tyrone hurling star Damian Casey dies aged 29
‘Someone who brought honour, delight and simple, straightforward gladness to our whole county, and far beyond, is gone and it’s so hard to take in.’
At least 10 killed as lorry and tourist bus collide in Egypt
The crash happened on a road about 27 miles south of the city of Aswan