Irish News
Brendan Hughes

AN accident on a building site which killed two young men has brought the number of Irish deaths in the Perth area of Australia to nine in just three weeks. Communities in Counties Tyrone and Derry became the latest to be plunged into mourning following news of the deaths of Joe McDermott and Gerry Bradley.



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