- 06 Aug 19
It's time to take affirmative action to save lives, says the Young Offenders star
Actor, comedian and broadcaster PJ Gallagher didn’t realise just how sadly topical he was being when he made the case for pill testing services to be introduced at all Irish music festivals. Yesterday, young music fan Jack Downey died after taking an unidentified substance at the Indiependence festival in Mitchelstown. We've no way of knowing whether pill testing would have made a difference in his tragic case, but elsewhere it has been proven to save lives.
Following in Marian Keyes and Christy Moore’s footsteps, PJ has spoken out about progressive drug policy as part of the #SaferFromHarm campaign. Here’s an exclusive first look at what he has to say about pill testing:
Here are PJ’s broader thoughts on drugs in Ireland: