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"Shocked and devastated" - Kodaline pay tribute to girl who died at Dublin gig

17-year-old Kilkenny girl Ciara Lawlor was suffering from underlying health issues.

Kodaline in concert - London Steve Garrigan of Kodaline Source: John Rahim

DUBLIN BAND KODALINE have paid tribute to a 17-year-old fan who fell ill and died at their concert in Marlay Park, south Dublin, last Friday night.

The young girl, named as Kilkenny native Ciara Lawlor, who had underlying health issues, took ill at the concert and was brought to the medical centre on site.

She was subsequently transferred to Tallaght Hospital where she was tragically pronounced dead a short time later.

“We are so saddened to to say that during our concert at Marlay Park, a 17-year-old girl with a pre-existing medical condition suddenly became ill,” the band said in a Facebook statement signed by all four band members.

We were shocked and devastated to be informed yesterday that despite the best efforts of all medical teams, she passed away in hospital.
Our immediate thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased and we wish to extend our condolences on behalf of us and all of our crew.

MCD Promotions, the company behind the concert, said its “immediate thoughts are with the family, relatives and friends of the deceased at their very sad loss” in a statement.

Gardaí say that a post mortem today will determine the direction of any investigation, while a Garda report will be prepared for the coroner. However, the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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