Press Release

Statement by Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD, on Navan bus tragedy

The Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children, Ms Mary Harney TD, said this evening that she had learned of the tragic bus crash outside Navan with shock.

She offered her deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives and were injured in the incident. She said her thoughts were also with the local community which must be deeply shocked by this awful event.

The Tánaiste expressed her appreciation for the speedy and effective response of the hospital and emergency services to the tragedy. She said every medical facility and all appropriate care and counselling services required are being made available.