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Community left reeling after five suicides of young neighbours

NewsBy Lynne Kelleher
Fiona Mackey and Valerie Hynes of Circle of Hope.
Fiona Mackey and Valerie Hynes of Circle of Hope.

It is the tiny details which haunt those left behind.

Two close-knit neighbours in a Cork community constantly replay over and over the last moments leading up to the deaths of their son and nephew in nearby fields just months apart.

With Cork city experiencing a worrying rise in suicides in the past month, the relatives of the young boys are pleading with the government to step in with round-the-clock help to stop more loss of life.

Fiona Mackey and Valerie Haynes are speaking out about their grief in the wake of a rise in suicides in Cork which has devastated families in the city.

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