Death in the Docklands

Death in the Docklands
Emma and Lorraine Kelly, whose brother John

Ten years after a young man drowned in the Grand Canal basin, a judicial report into the circumstances of his death has not offered the answers that his family were hoping for

John Kelly was at an optimistic point of his young life this time ten years ago. The 24-year-old had just completed an alcohol treatment course. A “real grafter” accord- ing to his sister Lorraine, he had just started a new job as a labourer and was saving to move to Australia with his other sister, Amanda and her husband, Seanie. “He was just sorting his stuff out,” said Emma, one of his five older sisters in a close-knit family of eight.

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