“It’s the last thing I want to do.
I’m not going to go to the movies.
I’ve got nothing else to do,” he said.
“I’ve got no family in Ireland, no friends.
I don’t have any family here in Ireland.”
He has been unable to attend the annual Mockingbird Festival in Cork since he turned 20.
He’s been living in an apartment in Dublin for the past year, after his mother was told she could not live with him, and his father had to move out.
He and his siblings live with their grandmother in a small cottage in County Louth.
His mother, who is the mother of his three siblings, was given a certificate of abeyance after his last birthday, but is not allowed to visit him.
“She’s had a couple of visits to the house, but it’s always been a very long time since I’ve seen her,” he says.
“When she finally comes back I’m going to see her, but I’m still not sure.
She hasn’t been in the house since last year.”
He hopes his family will be able to visit again when he’s older.
“It will be a special place to see my mum, my brother and me again,” he told The Irish Times.
“We’ve always been there for each other.
It will be so much better.”
In a statement, the family said it was aware of the incident, and is “confident that no one will be harmed” and that they have been made aware of any potential consequences to the victim’s family.
It added that they are offering any assistance they can to the family, which include “support, counselling, and financial assistance for the costs of the medical expenses and the emotional distress.”
They added that it was “inappropriate” for any further details to be shared at this time.