Carndonagh councillor calls for HSE action plan for “traumatised” community

RESPECT. . . . .A young lady lays flowers at the front of the home of Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddihy in Churchtown, Carndonagh at the weekend, as a mark of respect. DER4414MC002
RESPECT. . . . .A young lady lays flowers at the front of the home of Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddihy in Churchtown, Carndonagh at the weekend, as a mark of respect. DER4414MC002
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A Carndonagh County Councillor has called on the HSE to outline the supports and services available to the community who “have been traumatised” by the deaths of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy.

The husband and wife, who were in their 70s, were found dead in their home last Thursday.

Their 42-year-old son, Julian, has been charged in relation to their murder.

Sinn Fein Councillor for Inishowen, Albert Doherty, said the couple’s deaths, which have followed on from other recent tragedies, hadve “left the local community numbed and in need of access to supports.”

He said: “I am calling on the HSE to roll out an action plan and an information campaign to provide counselling and other supports to those in need at this difficult time for the community.”

“I also want to echo a call by a member of the family for those in the community with concerns to seek help”.

Colr. Doherty concluded by paying tribute to the emergency personnel and others who have been directly involved and of assistance and who have offered support and consolation to the grieving family in recent days.