The head of services at the Ana Liffey Drug Project has called on young people attending festivals and concerts to avail of welfare services if they are feeling unwell after taking drugs.
Dawn Russell told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland that the welfare tents they run at festivals are there to offer assistance, “not to judge.”
Her comments come following the death of 19-year-old Jack Downey who was hospitalised over the weekend after taking a substance at a Cork music festival.
He was believed to have ingested a substance while attending the Indiependence music festival at Mitchelstown in Co Cork.
Vivienne Clarke, The Irish Examiner, 06/08/19