Senator Daly: To the families of Ashley, Eimear, Niccolai, Olivia, Lorcán and Eoghan, we all extend our sympathies in what are the most tragic of circumstances. I refer to the phone call that no parent ever wants to receive, and others have referred to a lifetime of grief. Having to bury one’s own child is something no parent should ever have to face.
I congratulate the Minister and staff in the Department on their handling of this tragedy in a very appropriate manner. I suggest that the Chairman write to the emergency services in Berkeley to thank them for their assistance to the families and those who were injured on behalf of the committee.