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'God, it's so hard': Jake Brennan's mother speaks out on his first anniversary

“We’re missing a precious, precious little boy.”

My baby flew up in the air and I knew by the height he went like that, that was it … God, it’s so hard.

THIS FRIDAY MARKS the first anniversary of Jake Brennan. The six-year old died when he was hit by a car outside his home in Kilkenny last June.

jake Jake Source: Screengrab/YoutTube

Since his tragic death, his mother Roseann and others have been calling for speed limits in housing estates to be reduced to 20km per hour. They also want mandatory speed bumps to be introduced.

In March, Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe unveiled new guidelines for ‘slow zones’ across the country in urban areas that allow local authorities implement a 30km per hour speed limit in residential areas if they deem it necessary.

A number of councils have voted to reduce speed limits in housing estates to 30km per hour. Last month, Fingal County Council backed a motion calling for this to be reduced to 20km.

To mark Jake’s first anniversary, Roseann recently sat down for an interview with Kilkenny.com.

In it, she recalled the tragic moment she lost her son and renewed her call for drivers to slow down.

Source: Kilkenny.com/YouTube

Related: Victory for Jake Brennan’s family as council backs 20km speed limit

Read: ‘I’m doing something for my baby… I’m here for Jake’ – heartbroken mum on her Dáil sleep out

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