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Leo Varadkar 'filled with sadness' over Cookstown tragedy

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was saddened by the Cookstown deaths

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is "filled with sadness" over the Cookstown tragedy.

Lauren Bullock (17), Connor Currie (16) and Morgan Barnard (17) died on Sunday night following a crush outside a St Patrick's night disco in the Greenvale Hotel in Co Tyrone.

Several other teenagers were also treated in hospital.

The Fine Gael leader today expressed his shock at the news.

"A celebration turned to horror and cut short young lives," he tweeted.

"Our thoughts are with those lost, their families and the survivors."


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