Almost €90,000 raised in memory of family killed in Buncrana tragedy

All five were laid to rest together in their native Derry on Thursday

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Buncrana pier, Co Donegal on Monday morning. Photo: Kieran Cuddihy via Twitter

Almost €90,000 has been raised in memory of the five people who died in last weekend's pier tragedy in Buncrana.

A justgiving page which initially set a target of £5,000 has received almost £48,000 pounds (€60,000) in donations so far.

€9,000 was raised in a fundraiser in New York on Thursday night while a woman in Buncrana has raised just under €20,000 for the victims families.

The family drowned when their jeep slid down a slipway into the water last Sunday. All five were laid to rest together in their native Derry on Thursday.

Ahead of the game between Dublin and Donegal in Croke Park in Saturday night, a gesture of tribute to the family is also being planned by the Dublin Supporters Group, who have asked fans to mark the fifth minute with applause.