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#Tragedy

# tragedy - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Drugs, child abuse and infidelity: The tragic life of Whitney Houston
# A Life Story
# A Life Story

Drugs, child abuse and infidelity: The tragic life of Whitney Houston

Jul 7th 2018, 9:00 PM 76,248 Views 21 Comments

A new documentary by Kevin Macdonald uncovers how the singer was abused by a relative as a child.

# tragedy - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

One of three women who survived Cuban plane crash dies
# Havana
# Havana

One of three women who survived Cuban plane crash dies

May 22nd 2018, 4:25 PM 9,836 Views 6 Comments

The death toll is now 111.

# tragedy - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'We are devastated': Grandparents, mother and four children killed in murder-suicide in Australia
# Margaret River
# Margaret River

'We are devastated': Grandparents, mother and four children killed in murder-suicide in Australia

May 12th 2018, 12:57 PM 65,329 Views 10 Comments

Police said they weren’t looking for anyone else in relation to the shootings.

# tragedy - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo'
# Personal Journey
# Personal Journey

Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo'

May 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 29,034 Views 164 Comments

For the first time, the Tánaiste speaks of his family’s own personal tragedy in pregnancy.

# tragedy - Monday 23 April, 2018

Masterchef semi-finalist dies while running the London marathon in memory of his dad
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Masterchef semi-finalist dies while running the London marathon in memory of his dad

Apr 23rd 2018, 12:00 PM 80,128 Views 24 Comments

29-year-old Matt Campbell was running his second marathon in as many weeks.

# tragedy - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Irish boy (10) holidaying with family killed by hit-and-run driver in Tenerife
# Adeje
# Adeje

Irish boy (10) holidaying with family killed by hit-and-run driver in Tenerife

Mar 31st 2018, 1:25 PM 60,955 Views 11 Comments

The youngster was rushed to hospital after being critically injured on Thursday evening.

# tragedy - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

British sailor 'presumed lost at sea' after going overboard in the Volvo Ocean Race
# Missing
From The42
# Missing

British sailor 'presumed lost at sea' after going overboard in the Volvo Ocean Race

Mar 27th 2018, 10:20 AM 21,046 Views 4 Comments

John Fisher was swept overboard Monday afternoon.

# tragedy - Friday 16 March, 2018

Rescue 116 crash: Investigators seek review of all Irish search and rescue operations
# New Report
# New Report

Rescue 116 crash: Investigators seek review of all Irish search and rescue operations

Mar 16th 2018, 11:41 AM 9,061 Views 12 Comments

Four Irish Coast Guard crew were killed in the tragedy. The latest interim report has been published.

Topman 'unreservedly apologises' after claims it was selling t-shirt referencing Hillsborough disaster
# The 96
# The 96

Topman 'unreservedly apologises' after claims it was selling t-shirt referencing Hillsborough disaster

Mar 16th 2018, 9:58 AM 30,529 Views 53 Comments

The company has yet to respond to the online furore.

# tragedy - Sunday 25 February, 2018

13-year-old boy dies after falling from cliff in French Alps
# Avoriaz
# Avoriaz

13-year-old boy dies after falling from cliff in French Alps

Feb 25th 2018, 6:26 PM 19,060 Views 12 Comments

The boy had been skiing with his younger brother.

# tragedy - Saturday 17 February, 2018

13 killed after helicopter crashes as it made way to Mexico earthquake epicentre
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

13 killed after helicopter crashes as it made way to Mexico earthquake epicentre

Feb 17th 2018, 5:38 PM 11,168 Views 6 Comments

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico at 11.39pm Irish time last night.

# tragedy - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Wicklow man died after taking headshop drug known as 'gravel' and 'bubble'
# Drugs
# Drugs

Wicklow man died after taking headshop drug known as 'gravel' and 'bubble'

Jan 23rd 2018, 5:35 PM 33,389 Views 63 Comments

An inquest heard cause of death was Alpha PVP toxicity with restraint as a contributory factor.

# tragedy - Monday 22 January, 2018

'Significant delays': Train services through Harmonstown suspended due to tragic incident
# Dublin
# Dublin

'Significant delays': Train services through Harmonstown suspended due to tragic incident

Jan 22nd 2018, 1:33 PM 46,865 Views 13 Comments

Dublin Bus is accepting rail tickets.

# tragedy - Thursday 18 January, 2018

All 52 who died in Kazakhstan bus fire were Uzbek nationals
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

All 52 who died in Kazakhstan bus fire were Uzbek nationals

Jan 18th 2018, 12:00 PM 13,464 Views 11 Comments

All those who died are believed to be Uzbek nationals; local media indicates that they were migrant workers travelling to Russia.

Gary Speed among four coached by Bennell to have died by suicide
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Gary Speed among four coached by Bennell to have died by suicide

Jan 18th 2018, 8:02 AM 48,916 Views 0 Comments

A victim of the former youth team coach said he tried to contact the late player’s parents.

# tragedy - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone
# Disaster
# Disaster

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

Jan 7th 2018, 12:00 PM 8,615 Views 6 Comments

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

# tragedy - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

At least 48 people die after bus goes off Peru's 'Devil's Curve'
# Devil's Curve
# Devil's Curve

At least 48 people die after bus goes off Peru's 'Devil's Curve'

Jan 3rd 2018, 7:49 AM 20,459 Views 5 Comments

It plunged 100 metres and landed upside down on rocks at the edge of the sea.

# tragedy - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Man found dead after fall at construction site in London's Canary Wharf
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Man found dead after fall at construction site in London's Canary Wharf

Jan 2nd 2018, 3:24 PM 21,812 Views 10 Comments

The man is believed to have fallen into a deep trench at the site.

# tragedy - Monday 1 January, 2018

'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?'
# Tragedy
From The42
# Tragedy

'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?'

Jan 1st 2018, 8:00 AM 30,484 Views 11 Comments

This extract from a recent book on the late Cormac McAnallen recalls the harrowing circumstances in which he was discovered dead.

# tragedy - Thursday 28 December, 2017

First funeral to take place in Mayo today after after SUV was swept away on Christmas day
# RIP
# RIP

First funeral to take place in Mayo today after after SUV was swept away on Christmas day

Dec 28th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,796 Views 5 Comments

Martin Needham will be buried today followed by his friend Declan Davitt tomorrow.

# tragedy - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Limerick man killed in car crash hours before coming home for Christmas
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Limerick man killed in car crash hours before coming home for Christmas

Dec 27th 2017, 2:32 PM 41,075 Views 2 Comments

One friend described him as a “gentle giant”.

# tragedy - Sunday 24 December, 2017

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre
# Davao
# Davao

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre

Dec 24th 2017, 7:43 AM 10,213 Views 1 Comment

Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.

# tragedy - Friday 22 December, 2017

All 58 victims of Las Vegas mass shooting died of gunshot wounds, says coroner
# Mass Shooting
# Mass Shooting

All 58 victims of Las Vegas mass shooting died of gunshot wounds, says coroner

Dec 22nd 2017, 10:20 PM 13,773 Views 22 Comments

The incident on 1 October was the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

# tragedy - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'I think Alan has done something terrible and he killed them all'
# Hawe Family Inquest
# Hawe Family Inquest

'I think Alan has done something terrible and he killed them all'

Dec 19th 2017, 5:59 AM 52,653 Views 20 Comments

The inquest into the death of Clodagh Hawe and her three sons continues in Cavan today.

# tragedy - Friday 15 December, 2017

'We fulfilled our commitments': Justice Minister says no grounds for further Stardust investigation
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

'We fulfilled our commitments': Justice Minister says no grounds for further Stardust investigation

Dec 15th 2017, 10:45 AM 7,619 Views 40 Comments

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

# tragedy - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Waterways Ireland employee killed while carrying out work near canal in Leitrim
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Waterways Ireland employee killed while carrying out work near canal in Leitrim

Nov 28th 2017, 7:34 AM 23,877 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation into the incident.

# tragedy - Thursday 23 November, 2017

First garda on scene at Buncrana pier tragedy says he got down on his knees to stop from slipping
# Donegal
# Donegal

First garda on scene at Buncrana pier tragedy says he got down on his knees to stop from slipping

Nov 23rd 2017, 3:01 PM 34,554 Views 40 Comments

The first RNLI diver on the scene also gave evidence to the coroner’s court today.

# tragedy - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Inquest begins today into Buncrana pier tragedy
# Donegal
# Donegal

Inquest begins today into Buncrana pier tragedy

Nov 22nd 2017, 7:13 AM 10,467 Views 6 Comments

The inquest will hear from witnesses this morning, with a view to better understanding what happened during the incident.

# tragedy - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Berkeley balcony collapse: Settlement reached with owners and property managers of complex
# California
# California

Berkeley balcony collapse: Settlement reached with owners and property managers of complex

Nov 21st 2017, 7:18 AM 17,744 Views 8 Comments

Six students were killed when the balcony at the Blackrock Library Gardens complex collapsed.

# tragedy - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

Nov 16th 2017, 4:37 PM 18,637 Views 39 Comments

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

# tragedy - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'No new inquiry warranted': Stardust report finds cause of fire may never be known
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

'No new inquiry warranted': Stardust report finds cause of fire may never be known

Nov 7th 2017, 5:08 PM 12,025 Views 46 Comments

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

Two eight-year-old boys die as car ploughs into Sydney classroom
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Two eight-year-old boys die as car ploughs into Sydney classroom

Nov 7th 2017, 7:41 AM 25,893 Views 37 Comments

Three other children were seriously injured.

# tragedy - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Inquest into deaths of ten in halting site fire adjourned as file sent to DPP
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Inquest into deaths of ten in halting site fire adjourned as file sent to DPP

Sep 21st 2017, 3:36 PM 11,454 Views 10 Comments

The cause of death returned for all ten victims of the blaze was acute carbon monoxide poisoning.

# tragedy - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Everyone is just in shock': Community 'numb' after young man dies trying to save his brother
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

'Everyone is just in shock': Community 'numb' after young man dies trying to save his brother

Sep 15th 2017, 12:04 PM 38,833 Views 6 Comments

Gary Askin (28) died after being overcome by fumes at a mushroom processing plant at Cornacrieve, Emyvale, Monaghan.

# tragedy - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Parents and 11-year-old child die after falling into shallow volcano crater
# Italy
# Italy

Parents and 11-year-old child die after falling into shallow volcano crater

Sep 12th 2017, 5:31 PM 48,190 Views 16 Comments

“They crossed the security barriers and fell into the hole.”

# tragedy - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Irish pilgrim (79) dies in Italy
# Walking Tour
# Walking Tour

Irish pilgrim (79) dies in Italy

Sep 9th 2017, 6:41 PM 24,701 Views 4 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to his family.

# tragedy - Friday 1 September, 2017

Irishman drowns in Dutch seaside town
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Irishman drowns in Dutch seaside town

Sep 1st 2017, 8:03 AM 27,937 Views 0 Comments

Local media reports say that he had gone swimming in the early hours of the morning.

# tragedy - Thursday 31 August, 2017

'A tragedy': Investigation launched into the death of a homeless man sleeping rough in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A tragedy': Investigation launched into the death of a homeless man sleeping rough in Dublin

Aug 31st 2017, 3:37 PM 55,470 Views 69 Comments

The man in his 50s was found unconscious at around 4am on Suffolk Street in Dublin.

# tragedy - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Six-year-old boy dies after being struck by a van on Friday
# Shankill
# Shankill

Six-year-old boy dies after being struck by a van on Friday

Jul 30th 2017, 6:29 PM 21,242 Views 12 Comments

The incident occurred at around 4.45pm on the Shanganagh Road, Shankill.

# tragedy - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Tributes paid to Corkman who died in Australia after falling from a height
# Kristian Crowley
# Kristian Crowley

Tributes paid to Corkman who died in Australia after falling from a height

Jul 25th 2017, 9:18 PM 53,195 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old was taken to a Melbourne city hospital on Sunday 16 July.