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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C
Cork University Hospital.
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Cork hospital warns festival-goers of 'bad batch' of ecstasy tablets causing 'severe illness'
Festival promoters also confirmed they were aware of drugs circulating at the festival.

CORK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL has issued a warning about a “bad batch” of ecstasy tablets circulating at a festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork. 

The hospital reported a patient presenting with very severe illness from taking drugs at the Indiependence festival in Mitchelstown. 

In a tweet today, it said: “CUH has received patients with very severe illness from taking ecstasy at the Indie19 festival in Mitchelstown. 

“We are aware that a text message was issued to attendees concerning “reports of a bad batch of something on the campsite”. Please circulate & to all attending, stay safe.” 

Indiependence is a three-day music and arts festival running this weekend with headline acts including Gavin James and British band Bastille. 

Last night festival promoters also issued a “welfare warning” advising attendees not to take anything they are not sure about. 

In a statement posted on social media, they said: “We have reports of a bad batch of something in the campsite, do not consume any substances that you are unsure about, it has the potential to make you very sick.”

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