Buncrana Pier tragedy inquest to begin tomorrow

The inquest into the Buncrana Pier tragedy will begin tomorrow.

Five members of the one family died after their car slid off Buncrana Pier last year.

49-year-old Sean McGrotty, his sons Mark, who was 12, and Evan who was 8, the boy’s grandmother Ruth Daniels and her daughter Jodie Lee Tracey all died when the car they were in slid off Buncrana Pier into Lough Swilly on March 20th last year.

Mr McGrotty’s baby daughter, Rioghnanch, survived after Davitt Walsh entered the water and saved her before the car sank.

The inquest in Buncrana is expected to last two days and will involve more than twelve witnesses.

Donegal County Council will be asked to give evidence on the different piers in the county and also the councils own risk assessment of Buncrana Pier before the accident.

Witnesses from the emergency services will also give evidence, while a Garda report on the vehicle will also form part of the evidence.