Jack Downey

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Jack Downey from  Clonmel was attending the Indiependence Festival in Mitchelstown with five friends when he took ill on the afternoon of August 2nd, 2019. Photograph: Clonmel Óg Hurling and Football Facebook page

A 19-year-old student who took ill at a music festival in Co Cork last year died from total organ failure after taking ecstasy and morphine, an inques(...)

On Wednesday, the former ministers united to release a statement calling on the Government to restore confidence in the national drug strategy. File photograph: David Sleator

The former holders of the post of minister of state with responsibility for drugs have said they are tired of attending the funerals of young people w(...)

Jack Downey (19) from Clonmel, Co Tipperary, pictured with his mother Elaine. Photograph: Clonmel Óg Hurling and Football Facebook page.

The parents of two students who died after ingesting dangerous substances have warned young people about the consequences of taking illegal drugs. El(...)

Festivals and other events rely on Civil Defence members to provide first aid. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Hundreds of festivals at risk of cancellation due to issues with the licensing of vital medical services are to go ahead following an application from(...)

Jack Downey (19) from Clonmel, Co Tipperary, pictured with his mother Elaine. Photograph: Clonmel Óg Hurling and Football Facebook page

Gardaí investigating the death of a teenager from a suspected drugs overdose at a music festival last weekend say they are following a definite line o(...)

Dawn Russell said many drugs consumed at festivals are not pharmaceutical quality and contain bulking agents.

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 a(...)