Gardaí investigate death of student in Dublin who took PMMA tablets

Gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a young woman in Dublin, following a night out over the weekend.

The 18-year-old Ana Hick was with friends in the early hours of Saturday morning when she collapsed outside the Twisted Pepper nightclub on Middle Abbey Street.

It is understood she may have taken PMMA, which is a cheaper alternative to ecstasy.

The teen collapsed at about 3am on Saturday and was brought to the Mater Hospital where she died yesterday evening.

The Twisted Pepper has issued a statement offering its condolences to the Ana's family and says it is co-operating with the authorities in their inquiries.

The Twisted Pepper statement said: "Everyone at the Twisted Pepper is deeply saddened and devastated at the news of the sad passing of Ana Hick.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Ana’s family and friends at this tragic time.

"We are working closely with the authorities and out of respect for Ana and her family we cannot comment further at this time."

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

20 new jobs for Kilkenny city

Sinn Féin: UK government 'going through the motions' in powersharing talks

'Devastating how much a single event can destroy a person': Husband of pregnant Malak Thawley, who died in surgery

Jobstown trial: 'All he is doing is holding a banner walking up the road, with some old dears from Tallaght'


Today's Stories

Award lauds Sonia O’Sullivan’s role in Irish Olympic effort

Report ignored call for joint Cork planning body

Harder stance likely on vacant houses

Attacker had hoped to work in childcare

Lifestyle

Move over, David Gandy — there’s a new crew of Irish men making their mark on the catwalk

The benefit of sport is more than just winning

Dublin Cookie Co is cooking up a business

Ask Audrey: I tried tantric sex with my yoga instructor once and we managed 47 minutes before the bus arrived at Parnell Place

More From The Irish Examiner