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Grieving Inishowen families seek closure 22.01.08

by Liam Porter, Inishowen Independent

HEARTBROKEN father Patrick Quinn whose son Darren was one of the five young local people killed in the terrible crash in Quigley’s Point in 2005 said yesterday that the families who had lost their loved ones, just wanted some closure. “We want some closure, we want to be able to move on, we want to find out what happened, maybe everyone won’t want to know, but I do and I think it will help us move on.”
The families of Rochelle Peoples, David Steele, Darren Quinn, Gavin Duffy and Charlene O'Connor at the press conference in Buncrana.
Mr. Quinn’s comments came during a question and answer session at yesterday’s press conference in Buncrana where the local community were praised for their terrific support for the grieving families.
“The community has been brilliant. They were fantastic at the time and even today we have received such support from them,” Annette Duffy, Gavin’s mother said.
Showing tremendous strength and composure, Mrs. Duffy who had read from a statement on behalf of the families, said the time of the crash still seemed “just like yesterday,” for the grieving relatives.
“Maybe for others it seems like a long time ago, but for us it seems like yesterday. There are so many reminders. Every time birthdays, anniversaries and parties come along, they are on our minds more than ever.”
Describing their five children as young people who were looking forward to a terrific future, Mrs. Duffy said she drew some consolation from the fact that they had all passed away together. The five local families called on the Director of Public Prosecutions to make a decision on the outcome of the investigation into the crash.
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