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Red Cross releases list of Irish missing in Nepal

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Red Cross releases list of Irish missing in Nepal

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has released a list of the Irish people missing following the Nepal earthquake.

Update: 17:42: The Irish Red Cross now say that five Irish citizens have yet to make contact with family or friends.

They are: Ciaran Sands (55) from Dublin, Madelana Ryan (48) from Dublin, Sam O’Neill (28), Sinead Nic Cionna (31) from Monaghan, and Thomas Drumm (55) from Monaghan.

Jacqueline Bushe (54) from Donegal, Niall Kavanagh (54) from Dublin, and Pat Loughran (66) from Dublin, who there were earlier concerns for are all safe and well.

If you know of someone in the region who has not been accounted for you can register at Nepal Earthquake family links

Earlier today the Irish Red Cross was working on this list of missing Irish citizens in the region:  

Alex Murphy (25) Dublin

Arron Conran (22) Ireland

Cliodhna Cork (21) Dublin

Ciaran Sands (55) Ireland

Darine Flanagan (22) Galway

Emmet Gallagher (33) Dublin

Jacqueline Bushe (54) Donegal

Madelena Ryan (48) Dublin

Niall Kavanagh (54) Dublin

Nicholas Cooney (71) Drogheda

Oliver McKevitt (24) Northern Ireland

Pat Loughran (66) Dublin

Sinead Ní Cionna (31) Monaghan

Thomas Drumm (55) Monaghan

A statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs said: "Following Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is now aware of some 100 Irish citizens in the affected region. Contact has been established with many of these citizens. Communications lines have been affected so the process of contacting citizens is ongoing and will take some time."

"The Department established an emergency Consular Response Team [on Saturday] and will continue to provide consular advice and assistance, and will maintain ongoing contact with concerned families, over the coming days."

"The Consular Response Team in Dublin is liaising closely with the team at the Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi which is accredited to Nepal. Embassy officials are continuing to work actively with EU and other international partners in the region, with a view to providing practical assistance for Irish citizens."

Anyone who is concerned about Irish family or friends in the region can contact the Department overnight on 01 478 0822, or from 9am in the morning direct to the consular response team on 01 418 0200.