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# indiependence

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# Cork
Inquest hears teenager died after taking 'bombs' of ecstasy at music festival
A verdict of misadventure was recorded by the inquest.
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# jack downey
'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.
# Drugs
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.
# Cork
'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.
# indiependence
Teenager dies after falling ill at Indiependence music festival in Cork
He had initially presented himself to medical staff at the event.
# indiependence
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.
# bindi
10 ways women are The Worst at music festivals
We are reaching dangerous levels of flower crown saturation.
# takemeback
8 people who really wish they were still at a music festival
Many unhappy campers this Tuesday.
# in tents
How to tell it’s day three at a music festival
Do you have what it takes to last?
# roll on summer
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 Watch
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…