Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal and Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat the Cope Gallagher has expressed his shock and sadness following the deaths of four young men in a tragic road crash near Gortahork.

The four men – Sean Harkin and Daniel Scott from Gortahork, John Harley from Falcarragh and Mícheál Roarty from Dunlewy – who were all in their 20s – died following the single vehicle crash, which happened shortly before 9 o’clock last night.

Deputy Gallagher said, “The whole community has been left reeling in the aftermath of this tragedy. It is shocking to think that four young men, with their whole lives ahead of them, have died in this horrific incident.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of these men.  I know the community will rally around the families over the tough days and weeks ahead.

“I would like to pay tribute to the Gardaí and the emergency services and first responders, who arrived swiftly on the scene and tended to the victims.

“I wish to express my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the four young men.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha”.