Devastated, SinÃ©ad O’Connor said she did not know how she would live without her teenage son Shane after his tragic death.
On social media last night she said: “Shaney, babba, stay with me. Wherever you are too, please stay with me. My baby, I don’t know how I’m going to live without you.”
She also said Shane “adores” his musician father Donal Lunny.
On Saturday, she announced that Shane, “the very light of my life, has decided to end his earthly fight today and is now with God.”
She later said that she had formally identified his remains.
Last night she said: “I want to thank all of the nursing staff at Riverside for the love you have given Shane. You have done your best all the time. He loves you for that and so do I. Be in it. peace.”
She also thanked Shane’s dad, Donal Lunny: “You did your best too, Donal. And Shane loved you. And I will always remember how nice you were to him. You were a lovely dad. . I am very sorry for your loss. “
There has been a huge wave of support for Ms O’Connor and her family. Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has said he prayed that she could be comforted and find strength after the death of her 17-year-old son.
Writing on social media, MacGowan said: âSinead, you have always been there for me and for so many people you have been a comfort and a soul that is not afraid to feel the pain of suffering.
âYou have always tried to heal and to help. I pray that you can be comforted and find strength, healing and peace in your own grief and loss.
“He was a beautiful boy and I loved him. I pray that he could be at peace and that he could also stay in touch with you.”
Writing on Twitter before her body was found, Ms O’Connor had asked: “How could a traumatized 17-year-old who was under suicide watch in Lynn Ward of Tallaght Hospital disappear?”
Announcing her death, she said: âMy beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, has decided to end his earthly fight today and is now with God.
“May he rest in peace and no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace.”
The HSE said it “cannot comment on individual cases where this could reveal information relating to identifiable persons, violating the ethical requirement that requires us to uphold our duty of confidentiality.”
If you have been affected by the issues raised in this article, contact the Samaritans at 116 123; Pieta House at 1800 247 247 or text HELLO to 50808, a free 24/7 SMS support service for people going through a mental or emotional health crisis.
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