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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Taoiseach: 'Death of Karen Buckley unspeakably sad'

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Classmates of Karen Buckley gather together on the campus of Glasgow Caledonian University yesterday. Photo: Mark Condren
Karen Buckley
Police dive at the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow yesterday. Photo: Mark Condren
Karen's parents John and Marian Buckley. Photo: Mark Condren
Karen Buckley (24) with her brothers Brendan (32), Damian (27) and Kieran (28).
Glasgow Caledonian University, where Karen Buckley was a student. Photo: Mark Condren
Floral tributes at High Craigton Farm as remains found by officers investigating the disappearance of Karen Buckley are that of the Irish student, police have said. The 24-year-old went missing after leaving Glasgow's Sanctuary nightclub on Sunday morning (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Floral tributes at High Craigton Farm as remains found by officers investigating the disappearance of Karen Buckley are that of the Irish student, police have said (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
More than €70,000 has been donated by members of the public to help Karen Buckley's family during their time of grief
There is no comfort to be drawn from the tragic, even horrific, story of the death of 24-year-old Irish student Karen Buckley (Police Scotland/PA Wire)
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Enda Kenny has expressed his condolences to the family of Karen Buckley, describing her death as "unspeakably sad".

"Well it is a tragedy. This is anybody’s worst nightmare and obviously so many people in Ireland and worldwide can empathise and sympathise with the Buckley’s," he said.

Mr Kenny said the tragic death of the young student was "a horrific situation for any family with the life of a young person extinguished like this".

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"Obviously I don’t want to make any other comment until the authorities in Glasgow and East Scotland do their work. But fro the Buckley’s for the family for the brothers of Karen this is just a tragedy. It’s unspeakably sad," he added.

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