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Facebook rejects calls to ban 'neknomination' drinking game

Facebook has rejected calls from the Irish government to ban pages and videos linked to the "neknomination" drinking game after the death of two young men were linked to the online craze.

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Father: 'Neknomination' craze cost my son his life

The father of a teenager who drowned after taking part in the 'neknomination' drinking game has made an emotional appeal urging young people to "think about what they're doing".

Jonny Byrne, 19, died after jumping into the River Barrow in Carlow on Saturday after participating in the online craze.

The teenager's father Joe Byrne said the whole family is devastated and their lives "will never be the same again".

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