Hard hitting safety talk at Coláiste Fionnchua

Students looking on as the fire brigade demonstrated their involvement at the scene of a road collision. (Picture: Marian Roche)

“I’ve been to 11 fatalities this year, and three last week. I’m sick of it”.

Those were the words from Mitchelstown-based Inspector Fergal O’Donovan of the Cork County Garda Roads Policing Unit when he spoke with students from Coláiste Fionnchua, Mitchelstown last Friday morning. Saying he had to attend every fatality in the county, he had been at three in the last week alone.

“How many students are in the school? 400? That’s half of ye gone. That’s first year, second year, third year gone. It’s all young people are dying again, aged 16 to 25, and that’s ye”. 

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