Alcohol “not a factor” in Inishowen road tragedy

The Clonmany to Buncrana Road remains closed this morning as investigations continue into Sunday night's crash which claimed the lives of eight men.

A ninth man, the sole survivor of the crash, remains in a stable condition in hospital this morning.

The Road Safety Authority has described it as the 'worst road accident in the history of the state'

Editor of the Inishowen Independent, Damien Dowds, says the community is struggling to come to terms with the tragedy, particularly as it's believed the reason there were so many in the car was that they didn't want to drink and drive........

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Donegal North East TD Dr James Mc Daid attended three of the removals last night - He says it was a harrowing experience...........

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