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Sunday 21 September 2014

Coughlan's rescue mission to sun spot for son

Linda McGrory

Published 07/07/2014 | 02:30

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Mary Coughlan
Mary Coughlan

BLUES singer Mary Coughlan has revealed she had to fly to the notorious Spanish resort of Magaluf last week to bring home her son, who was robbed and had his passport stolen.

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The veteran jazz performer (58), whose past battles with alcohol are well documented, described her shock and fears for young Irish holidaymakers after seeing the level of "drink, drugs and debauchery" at the Majorcan sun spot.

The mother-of-five (right) went public about her son's ordeal as a viral video of a reportedly Northern Irish teenager involved in a sordid nightclub game, made global headlines.

"I've just come back from a rescue mission from Magaluf, where several hundred of Irish boys and girls are going absolutely nutty," the singer told Facebook followers.

"Drink, drugs and debauchery, the like I've never seen ever in my whole life," she added. The Wicklow-based vocalist acknowledged her own "lost years" to drink but said they mostly occurred when she was an adult in her 30s and not a vulnerable 17-year old.

She said she was deeply saddened to see young people damaging themselves.

Irish Independent

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