Saturday 17 March 2018

Pain and loss of Berkeley tragedy has yet to fade one year later

Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly

It's 7am on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, and I'm at the media centre of the US Open golf championship at Chambers Bay, near Seattle, Washington.

I'm just about to deliver my menu of stories for the day to the newspaper team back in Dublin.

But minutes later I'm scrambling back to my hotel, starting a journey that was to bring me to the heart of what Jimmy Deenihan, then Minister for Diaspora, would describe as "one of the most tragic events that has happened abroad for Irish people in the history of the country".

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