Eden Heaslip’s father told to Prime Time that strangers still abuse his son months after his tragic suicide.
Ray Heaslip and Maggie Heaslip told RTE that hateful messages continually hit Eden’s social media accounts.
In September, two weeks after turning 18, the Cavan native killed himself.
“It wasn’t good stuff,” Ray said of Eden’s messages. ‘How does it feel that Eden is now six feet under?’ He was only good for squandering oxygen.
“They placed mild stuff on the accounts. After he died. “What did they do to him when he was alive?”
Ray’s remarks come as the Government prepares to name an Online Safety Commissioner.
They hope to designate the Commissioner by year’s end.
But the insults disgusted Prime Time audiences.
“Bullying is not okay,” one tweeted. It should be a crime.”
Second, “Online abuse must be addressed.” Think before you post because it’s simply not acceptable and abuse in any form is unacceptable.”
“Devastating storey about Eden Heaslip. Bullying death is awful. Online content that is dangerous must be removed soon! Hope the new online safety bill helps.”
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