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Cork man feared for daughters

By Staff Reporter

Published 27/06/2015

Cork man Tomas O Riordain was sitting at the poolside of his hotel with his wife and one of his three daughters when the gunman went on the rampage next door.

"We heard something like shots, but we thought it was a jetski backfiring or something," said Mr O Riordain, who now lives in the UK.

"We heard 10 or 15 shots in very quick succession.

"Then everyone started running in from the beach towards the hotel and we understood that something was happening."

"They told us that the attacker came down the street, and directly into the hotel," he said.

"He was dressed all in black, and came in firing all about him. We didn't see anything, but we heard everything.

"We were worried about my two daughters who were at the beach but we just had to wait and see if they came back.

"When they returned, we went straight up to the room and closed the windows and the curtains."

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