Singer Sinead O’Connor honors son Shane O’Connor after tragic death

Singer Sinead O’Connor has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her 17-year-old son after his tragic death.

ardai confirmed this morning that they had suspended the search for Shane O’Connor, who had been missing since Thursday, after his remains were found in Bray.

Paying homage to his son, Sinead described him on his Twitter account as: “The light of my life. The lamp of my soul. My baby with blue eyes.

“You will always be my light. We will always be together. No border can separate us.

Shane, 17, was missing from Newbridge, County Kildare two days ago and was last seen in Tallaght on Friday.

Shane’s father was Donal Lunny, one of Ireland’s most admired traditional music stars and best known for his roles in Planxty, The Bothy Band, Moving Hearts.

Speaking about his relationship with his children with Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show in January last year, Tullamore, a father of three, said the lockdowns and the pandemic had been especially difficult for teens who were missing key moments of their adolescence.

He told Ryan: “In Dublin I have my daughter Cora and my son Shane within earshot.

“We don’t see each other and we just walk up and down the road, so we might as well be far away from each other. So it’s tricky. It’s hard.”

Today calls were made for increased investment in mental health services after Shane’s tragic death

Sinead described Shane, who struggled with mental health issues, as the light of his life in another article online.

“My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, has decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God. May he rest in peace and no one will follow her example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace. “

TD Socialist Party Ruth Coppinger said more funds needed to be given to tackle mental health in Ireland.

“It is incredibly sad and horrible for Sinead O’Connor and Donal Lunny to experience the loss of their son in this way. Also, very hard at not hiding the cause of death. The mental health crisis is real and shameful. neglected: massive investment and resources required by the State. TEAR. “

Psychologist and presenter Emma Kenny called the news “tragic beyond belief” and said young people were failing in society.

She added: “We fail a whole generation; no child should think death is a better option. As a society we need to ask ourselves why and we need to do better. “

Children’s book author Philip Ardagh has said his heart goes out to Sinead at such a tragic time.

“I have enormous admiration for Sinead O’Connor who spoke out publicly against the Catholic Church many years before most dared to, and was rejected and ridiculed as a result. And now she’s lost her 17-year-old son, Shane. My heart goes out to her.

Labor Senator Annie Hoey also offered her condolences.

“Oh my God, I’m so sorry Sinead. Sending light, strength and love to you and all who loved her.

Best-selling author Shelia O’Flanagan said, “Oh, Sinead. So really, really sorry for your loss. Love to all your family. TEAR.”

Singer Sinead O’Connor honors son Shane after tragic death

Businesswoman and TV personality Norah Casey wrote to Sinead saying, “I send you strength and heartfelt condolences.

“No words can soothe your broken heart – will light candles for your adorable son Shane – may they rest in peace.”

Shane’s father was Donal Lunny, one of Ireland’s most admired traditional music stars and best known for his roles in Planxty, The Bothy Band, Moving Hearts.

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