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Carrickmines fire tragedy: bodies of victims to be released to family members

The bodies of the ten adults and children who tragically died in the fire at a halting site on the Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines last Saturday have been formally identified.

It is hoped that their bodies will be released to family members tonight, allowing them to prepare to make arrangements for the funerals.

The deceased have been formally identified as Thomas (27) and Sylvia Connors (25) and their children Jim (5), Christy (2) and five-month-old Mary, who it is believed will all be buried in Wexford.

Willie Lynch (25), his partner Tara Gilbert (27) and their children Kelsey (4) and Jodie (9), as well as Willie’s 39-year-old brother Jimmy are expected to have their funerals in Bray.

Meanwhile, talks are still continuing between Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown County Council and the residents of Rockville Drive over a proposed temporary accommodation in the estate.

Director of Southside Travellers said she hoped the site would be built as soon as possible “to allow the homeless families somewhere to live as they cope with their loss”

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