Sinead O'Connor thanks son Shane's father for 'doing his best' 8 months ago

Sinead O'Connor thanks son Shane's father for 'doing his best'

*Content warning - References to suicide*

"I will always remember how sweet you have been to him. You have been a lovely father."

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Following the tragic passing of her 17-year-old son Shane, Sinead O'Connor has thanked his father Dónal Lunny.

Taking to Twitter, the Irish singer-songwriter paid tribute to Lunny, for doing "his best" by their son.

She said: "‘I’d like to thank Shane’s father, Dónal Lunny. You did your best too, Dónal. And Shane adored you. And I will always remember how sweet you have been to him. You have been a lovely father. I am so sorry for your loss."

Sinead announced that her son passed away last week. He will be soon laid to rest in a private ceremony.

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Since his passing was announced, a number of Irish celebrities have shared their condolences with the singer.

Pogues singer Shane MacGowan described the teenager as a "beautiful boy", while Imelda May said that he was a "beautiful and talented boy".

Yesterday, Sinead apologised for comments she made regarding the HSE and Tusla.

She said: "Ok, I’m gonna do the right thing here and apologise for my lashing out. Tusla are working with very limited resources. They loved Shane. They are broken hearted. They are human. I am sorry I have upset them. We are a third world country. It’s not their fault."

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She continued: "The issue is... we are a third world country. We have 12 beds in special care for suicidal teenagers. And no resources to save those who can’t manage life. 128 icu beds in the whole country.

"Tusla did their best. We all did: and I am deeply sorry to have blamed anyone."

If you have been affected by anything in this article, you can contact Samaritans on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.ie. You can also contact Pieta House on 1800 247 247 or Text HELP to 51444.