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Saturday 3 December 2016

'I am thinking of their families and friends. They are deeply missed' - Clodagh Cogley marks three month anniversary of Berkeley tragedy

The six students who lost their lives in the tragic accident, top left to bottom right: Lorcan Miller, Eoghan Culligan, Nick Schuster, Ashley Donohoe, Eimear Walsh and Olivia Burke
The six students who lost their lives in the tragic accident, top left to bottom right: Lorcan Miller, Eoghan Culligan, Nick Schuster, Ashley Donohoe, Eimear Walsh and Olivia Burke

Berkeley tragedy survivor Clodagh Cogley has issued a moving statement to mark the three month anniversary of her six friends' deaths in the balcony collapse.

Clodagh said: "Today marks three months since Nick, Eoghan, Olivia, Eimear, Lorcán and Ashley were taken from us."

"I don't have the words to describe the sadness of their passing, so all I will say is that I am thinking of their families and friends. They are deeply missed."

Five Irish students and one Irish-American were killed on June 16 when the balcony they were standing on collapsed at a 21st birthday party at the Berkeley apartment building.

Eimear Walsh, Ashley Donohoe, Olivia Burke, Niccolai Schuster, Eoghan Culligan and Lorcán Miller, died in the accident. Clodagh was one of seven injured in the incident.

Clodagh Cogley in a photograph taken in hospital in the US after the incident.
Clodagh Cogley in a photograph taken in hospital in the US after the incident.

Clodagh arrived back in Ireland at the start of August, and has since been settling into the next stage of her rehabilitation in Dublin.

The Clodagh Cogley Fund has raised €116,011 so far to help with costs for Clodagh's needs.

Clodagh Cogley who was injured in a balcony fall in Berkeley.
Clodagh Cogley who was injured in a balcony fall in Berkeley.

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