Published 15/12/2012 | 05:00
• The National Anti-bullying Coalition would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Gallagher family upon the death of Shannon. There are no words that will help at this time. The most frustrating and painful thing about all of these tragedies is that we have the solutions.
The National Anti-bullying Coalition has been doggedly trying to bring those far-reaching solutions to fruition but the distress is still continuing and resulting in the suicide of our young people.
Minister Ruiari Quinn may be about to publish the report of his Working Group with regard to a new Action Plan for Bullying In Schools – we are mindful that something is being done, but not in enough time to save lives and address the underlying issues that we believe are contributing to these deaths.