Sinead O’Connor slams Irish authorities after the death of his son Shane | Sinead O’Connor

Senad O’Connor has criticized Irish authorities after the death of her 17-year-old son, Shane, who she claimed left hospital while on a “suicide watch”.

The singer announced the news of Shane’s death via social media on Saturday, writing: “My beautiful son, Nephim Nesta Ali, Shane O’Connor, the light of my life, decided to end his worldly struggle today and is now with God. .

“May he rest in peace and no one may follow his lead. My child. I love you so much. Please be at peace.”

Shane O’Connor’s disappearance was reported two days before his death, with police launching an appeal over his whereabouts. He was missing from Newbridge, County Kildare, and was last seen Friday morning in Tallaght, Dublin. The officers said they were concerned for his safety.

O’Connor had previously claimed that Shane was “At the hour of suicide“.

In a series of tweets on Saturday evening, after police confirmed his death, the Irish musician condemned authorities including the Irish health service HSE and the children and family agency Tusla, for their “refusal to accept responsibility”.

She wrote: “26 hours after my son’s death in the so-called Irish state sponsorship in the form of Tesla, I have not received any communication from Tesla or their representatives. Garday informed me of my son’s death and later spoke with the GAL. No communication from Tesla is unacceptable.”

She later posted that she had “officially identified my son’s remains,” adding, “God forgive the Irish state because I would never do that.”

In another tweet, she said: “Now Tesla wants to discuss with me a ‘media statement’ and no doubt wishes to join me in their efforts to make my child’s death appear as if it wasn’t at the hands of the Irish state.”

A HSE spokesperson said: “Health, Safety and Environment cannot comment on individual cases when in doing so it may disclose information relating to identifiable individuals, in contravention of ethical requirements that compel us to abide by a duty of confidentiality.”

Tusla Hospital and Tallaght have been contacted for comment.

Shane was one of O’Connor’s four children, along with Jake Reynolds, Roisin Waters, and Yeshua Frances Neale Bonadio. She also tweeted a Bob Marley song, which she dedicated to Shane, calling him her “blue-eyed baby” and “the light of my life.”

The singer has received thousands of messages of condolences across social media, including from public figures and other mothers who have gone through similar ordeals.

Pogues singer Shane MacGowan tweeted: “Snead you have always been there for me and for so many people you have been a comfort and a soul that is not afraid to feel the pain of suffering.

“I have always tried to heal and help. I pray that you will be comforted and find strength, healing and peace in your grief and loss.

“He was a beautiful boy and I loved him. I pray he is at peace and also in touch with you.”

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