Ireland2day cries for her fallen children. Thousands of miles west of this island, tragedy has cast its dark shadow over thirteen Irish families now in Berkeley, California, to visit their dead and injured children.
Six young Irish students were killed as the balcony they were standing on collapsed. Seven others are seriously injured. The builders of the apartment blocks have a lot to answer for as it looks pretty clear that it is down to bad workmanship.
America, the land of dreams, seems the land of broken hearts this week. Additional heartache today for nine other American families in Charleston, North Carolina, with the crazy gun culture and racism to blame this time.
Every now and then we are reminded that the decisions we make in an instance, have potentially everlasting consequences.