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Erin Gallagher’s teenage sister found dead last night

Shannon Gallagher, 15, was found dead in Ballybofey, Co Donegal, two months after the death of her younger sister, Erin.

Erin Gallagher was found dead in October.
Erin Gallagher was found dead in October.
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THE OLDER, TEENAGE sister of Erin Gallagher was found dead at a house in Ballybofey last night.

Shannon Gallagher’s death comes two months after 13-year-old Erin died by suicide.

It is believed Erin was cyber-bullied and has posted messages on the internet lashing out at people who had abused her through Ask.fm before she died.

Teachers at Finn Valley College in Stranorlar, where both girls attended, are currently attending to grieving students.

A garda spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that they were treating the sudden death of the 15-year-old girl last night as a “personal tragedy”.

Her body has been removed to Letterkenny for a post-mortem and gardaí are investigating.

If you feel you need to speak with someone call one of the numbers below:

  • Samaritans 1850 60 90 900 or email jo@samaritans.org
  • Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634
  • Console 1800 201 890
  • Aware 1890 303 302
  • Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email mary@pieta.ie
  • Childline 1800 66 66 66

Read: Suicide prevention charity tells teens to seek help after Erin tragedy >

Read: Teens urged not to respond to cyber bullies >

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