Erin’s grandfather hopes her tragic death won’t be in vain

first_img Previous article“Claims should not affect my Udaras nomination” – AlcornNext articleHigh Court rejects challenge to councillor’s co-option News Highland The grandfather of the teenage girl, Erin Gallagher, who took her own life after being bullied online, says he hopes his grand-daughter’s death will not be in vain.Today would have been Erin’s 14th birthday.The 13 year old took her own life last month after being subjected to cyber-bullying on the website ask.fm.Speaking to the Midweek programme on TV3, her grandfather James Gallagher says the family is now in receipt of professional help – but he says he feels it’s all too late……………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/jgall830.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, the Justice Minister is encouraging anyone who’s being bullied to report it to the Gardaí.Alan Shatter says our current laws can be used to address the problem – even if the bullying is being carried out online.He said however, that he has been made aware of difficulties in bringing successful prosecutions – and therefore he’s asked the Law Reform Commission to examine the law as it currently stands and to make recommendations. News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – November 8, 2012 Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Erin’s grandfather hopes her tragic death won’t be in vain Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img

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