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Minister Flanagan expresses his condolences on the tragic death of Sister Clare Crockett


"I want to offer my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Sister Clare Crockett who was killed in Ecuador on Saturday. The tributes paid to Sister Crockett since the weekend are a testament to the difference she made to the lives of the community she served. My Department is providing consular assistance to her family.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Ireland, I also want to extend our sincere condolences to the people of Ecuador on the tragic and heavy loss of life from Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Our thoughts are with the families of all those who were killed as they mourn their loss.

“Officials from my Department continue to liaise closely with the authorities in Ecuador in the aftermath of the earthquake."

18 APRIL 2016