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August 2023
August Bank Holiday weekend: The best festivals and events for last minute plans
From the rugby to the fleadh to a street art festival in Waterford city, there’s plenty to do this Bank Holiday weekend.
Last year
Inquest hears teenager died after taking 'bombs' of ecstasy at music festival
A verdict of misadventure was recorded by the inquest.
All time
'I never thought that my fine son would be in the cemetery...we're all heartbroken'
Jack Downey died after taking a substance at Indiependence earlier this month.
Drug-testing at Irish festivals: Government criticised for delays forming 'working group'
The working group was first floated in 2017 and was originally expected to be up and running earlier this year.
'Every parent's worst nightmare': Tributes paid to teen who died after falling ill at music festival
19-year-old Jack Downey is believed to have taken a substance at the Indiependence music festival in Cork.
Teenager dies after falling ill at Indiependence music festival in Cork
He had initially presented himself to medical staff at the event.
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.
10 ways women are The Worst at music festivals
We are reaching dangerous levels of flower crown saturation.
8 people who really wish they were still at a music festival
Many unhappy campers this Tuesday.
How to tell it’s day three at a music festival
Do you have what it takes to last?
7 of the best people you'll meet at a music festival
All these lineup announcements have given us a dose of festival fever!
Welly sales are up 99 per cent... so here's a mudbath gallery to celebrate
Festival season and the plentiful rainfall this summer means that at least one store has seen wellingtons flying off the shelves. Take a look at the humble boot in action…