Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has requested that the media respect the privacy of the family of Danielle McLaughlin, who was tragically murdered in India.
Senator Mac Lochlainn made this appeal after meeting with the family in Buncrana today.
The Senator from Donegal said:
“The people of Buncrana and Inishowen are united in grief with the McLaughlin family at the loss of their daughter and sister. This is a tragic loss and Danielle is in all of our thoughts and prayers.
“On meeting with the family earlier, they had one request and that was that their privacy be respected. Media outlets from Ireland and further afield have been bombarding the family with messages and queries and I strongly believe that this is unwarranted and inappropriate at this time.
“The McLaughlin family must be given room and come to terms with their loss and they will come forward when they feel it is time.”