03 Jul 2022

Tipperary woman 'petrified' over drugs problem in Carrick-on-Suir

Tipperary woman 'petrified' over drugs problem in Carrick-on-Suir

Carrick-on-Suir’s Shanley Ryan calls on next Government to address drugs scourge in society

A County Tipperary woman is calling on the next Government to address the drugs scourge in our society.

Carrick-on-Suir’s Shanley Ryan says "many suicides are caused by drugs."

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The 19-year-old LIT Clonmel student says secondary schools need to focus more on drugs and suicide awareness. 

"[The situation] is really heartbreaking. I’m petrified knowing my younger siblings still have to grow up in this environment - it’s really scary,” she says.

Shanley says young people aren’t given a proper grounding on political issues in secondary school. “Some of my generation feel fairly undereducated about politics and some don’t even know how to register to vote. This needs to be taught in schools, as it's so much more important than other subjects on the curriculum,” she adds.

Read the full story in Thursday's South Tipp Today.

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