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Irish woman killed in Tunisia named as Meath mother of two

Lorna Carty was involved with Dunderry GAA club and her family is well known in the area.

Scenes from Tunisia today.
Scenes from Tunisia today.
Image: Associated Press

THE IRISH WOMAN that was killed in a terror attack today in Tunisia was a nurse and mother of two from Robinstown, County Meath.

Lorna Carty was involved with Dunderry GAA club and her family is well known in the area.

Her son, Simon, is currently a member of the Meath Senior Football panel and played as a corner back with the county’s Under 21 team, while her husband Declan is the current treasurer of Dunderry GAA club.

As a mark of respect to the Carty family, local radio station LMFM is reporting the upcoming senior and junior hurling games between Dunderry and Navan O’Mahonys have been cancelled.

GAA clubs have given their condolences today:

Carty was holidaying with her husband, however he was not with her at the time of the attack.

It’s believed that the holiday was given to her as a gift.

Fine Gael TD Ray Butler has spoken to the woman’s husband and said he is distraught at what has happened.

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At least 28 people have been killed in the attack at two hotels, one believed to be the Imperial Marhaba hotel, in the town of Sousse, about 140km south of Tunis.

Sousse is one of Tunisia’s most popular resorts with European tourists.

The Department of Foreign Affairs states:

There is a risk of further attacks, which could target tourists. Irish citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness, monitor the local media closely and follow the instructions of the Tunisian authorities and tour operators. Irish citizens in Tunisia should be encouraged to register on our citizens’ registration database so that we can contact them in case of urgency.

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