Friday 26 May 2017

'We just have to get on with our lives'

The O'Sheas are honouring the memory of their three 
children with a charity that has 'we value life' as its 
motto, writes Dave Kenny


Brian O'Shea with children Soren (11), Saoirse (9) and Conor (3), who all died in the crash in Denmark, and baby Toren
Brian O'Shea with children Soren (11), Saoirse (9) and Conor (3), who all died in the crash in Denmark, and baby Toren
The crystal-and-stone memorial to place at the crash site in North Jutland where Soren (11), Saoirse (9) and Connor (3)O'Shea died
Brian and Maria O'Shea with their son Torben

Dave Kenny

'There is no more length to this piece of string. I have nothing left."

Brian O'Shea is exhausted. He has been up all night, enduring every parent's worst nightmare: a missing child. At 9.30 the previous evening, his 18-month-old toddler son, Torben, disappeared for seven hours in a forest in Denmark.

Last week, the Dalkey man spoke to the Sunday Independent about the nightmare end to his family's nightmare year. On July 16, 2013, their three children - Soren (11), Saoirse (9) and Connor (3) - were killed in a car crash near Maria O'Shea's father's home in North Jutland.

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