Northern Ireland news
Buncrana pier tragedy: Funeral hears Evan McGrotty (8) told mum: ‘I'm going to give you the biggest, tightest hug when I see you again'
24 March, 2016 11:36
A BOY who drowned with four members of his family when their car plunged off a pier in Ireland had told his mother on the phone minutes earlier that he wanted to hug her. Evan McGrotty, aged eight, died alongside his 12-year-old brother Mark, his father Sean (46) grandmother Ruth Daniels (57) and her 14-year-old daughter, Jodie Lee Daniels, when their SUV sank after sliding off a slipway in Buncrana, Co Donegal. A priest at their funeral on Thursday revealed that the little boy, who had muscular dystrophy, had been on the phone to his mother, Louise James, minutes befo[...]