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Sunday 31 August 2014

Quinn 'shocked and saddened'

Published 14/12/2012 | 05:00

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EDUCATION Minister Ruairi Quinn has expressed his shock at the latest teenage suicide.

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He was "deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Shannon Gallagher", a spokeswoman said. "We would like to extend our sympathies to her family and friends.

"The priority of the department is to provide support and assistance to the students and staff at Finn Valley College at this very difficult time." Psychologists from NEPS (National Educational Psychological Service) are at the school as part of the critical incident team, supporting staff and pupils, the department said.

Irish Independent

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