Drug addiction in Ireland still a ‘dirty secret’, GAA star Philly McMahon says

December 15, 2018

Via thejournal.ie

DRUG ADDICTION IN Ireland is still “a dirty secret”, Dublin GAA footballer Philly McMahon has said ahead of this week’s premiere of his documentary The Hardest Hit at the Irish Film Institute.

Irish people’s attitudes towards drugs have changed to an extent, McMahon told TheJournal.ie.

But as long as the laws governing drugs policy remain in place then people’s opinions will not change, he said.

McMahon, who lost his brother John to a drug overdose in 2012, has been gradually raising awareness around the issue of drug use over the past few years.

Click here to watch a short video from the evening of 13th December 2018 when the Philly McMahon documentary #TheHardestHit was screened in the IFI in Dublin.

Philly McMahon with Audrey Carville

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