Time to cherish those in our lives
Published 20/12/2015 | 02:30
The nation was deeply moved this year at the deaths of six bright young Irish students in an unspeakable moment of horror in Berkeley, California.
The deaths of Eimear Walsh, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke, Lorcan Miller, Ashley Donohoe and Niccolai Schuster, and the life-changing injuries endured by their seven friends were felt as a terrible loss in Irish homes with sons and daughters abroad and a long history of travel to the US on J1 visas.
The great hopes for six bright young people were extinguished in a split second.