‘If there is anything that is any good of me, don’t throw it in the ground’

When Aisling Davis died suddenly from a brain haemorrhage at the age of 40, her family donated her organs

Barry Davis with Lauren, Grace and Niamh at their home near Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Barry Davis with Lauren, Grace and Niamh at their home near Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Barry Davis and his wife Aisling were relaxing at home on a summer’s evening last July, a day after their middle child’s 12th birthday, when she said she fancied a beer.

He told her that was no problem and to go get herself a can, but that he wouldn’t join her because he was going to be driving his taxi early the next morning.

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