The Meath woman tragically killed in Tunisia today has been named


The Irish woman killed in today's terrorist attack in Tunisia has been named locally as Lorna Carty.

Ms Carty, a mother-of-two, was holidaying with her husband, Declan, in the popular seaside town of Sousse. Her husband, who is not believed to have been with her at the time of the attack, contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs dedicated support line today, according to

A nurse from Robbinstown, Co Meath, Ms Carty was heavily involved with her local GAA club in Dunderry. Her son Simon is also currently on the Meath Senior Football panel. This weekend's Dunderry club games have been cancelled as a mark of respect, local radio station LMFM reports.

A statement from Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan this evening confirmed Ms Carty's death, with the Minister offering his “heartfelt condolences” to her family and loved ones. He also said he could not exclude other Irish injuries or deaths yet.

“Our focus is on establishing whether any other citizens have been killed or injured,” he added.

Today's attack, which began at around noon, took place at a beach near two busy hotels in Sousse, one of which has been named as the Imperial Marhaba. 

At least five British citizens were also included in the 37 deaths today, with officials warning the toll could yet rise.

Any Irish citizens with concerns about today's incident are advised to call the Consular Support Line on 01 418 0200.

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