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Statement by Minister Coveney on Tragic Accident at Tramore Bay

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD has expressed his deep shock and sadness on hearing of the deaths of Paul, Kenny and Shane Bolger in a tragic accident yesterday at Tramore Bay. The three men were, he said, “well known and respected in the Dunmore East area”.  The Minister added that “between them they had a vast amount of experience as fishermen”.

He went on to say that “his thoughts were with the families of Paul, Kenny and Shane Bolger and indeed also with the local and wider community”.  He added “The fishing community knows only too well the daily challenges and dangers faced by its members but nothing can prepare any family for a tragedy such as this”.

The Minister paid tribute to the Dunmore East & Tramore Lifeboat crews as well as the Coastguard who, he said “are unfortunately all too familiar with tragedies such as this”.


Date Released: 13 June 2013