The distraught parents of a 20-year-old student who died suddenly and inexplicably last month in an emergency department (ED) within 12 hours of presenting for treatment have been unable to get any answers from the hospital as to what went wrong.
THE last week was a country music song, performed during a surreal interlude in a cranky summer. We had achy breaky hearts, and forlorn love and a concert that up and died, only to be revived, by either Jesus or Enda Kenny, depending on who you want to dropkick you through the goalposts of life.
The fifth Ballincollig Winter Music Festival features familiar Irish acts such as Mick Flannery, Hermitage Green, Karan Casey and Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann, and an international musician, Kepa Junkera. Junkera remains open to other influences, but is nourished by his Basque culture.