Calls for better mental health supports after passing of Sinead O’Connor’s son Shane
Shane was missing from the Tallaght area since Thursday
- 15:11, 8 JAN 2022
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There have been calls for better mental health supports in Ireland following the death of Sinead O’Connor’s teenage son Shane.
The 17-year-old was missing from the Tallaght area since Thursday and gardai had launched an appeal to find him.
The appeal was stood down after a body was found in the Bray area on Friday evening.
Sinead announced the tragic news Twitter, saying: “My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God.
“May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace.”
Former TD Ruth Coppinger said “massive investment and resources needed” to support mental health.
She said on Twitter: “How incredibly sad & horrific for Sinead O’Connor and Donal Lunny to experience the loss of their son this way. Also very strong to not hide the cause of death.
“The mental health crisis is real and disgracefully neglected: massive investment and resources needed by the state. RIP.”
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