A heartbroken family from west Belfast is pleading for more support for addiction services, following the death of two sisters just three weeks apart.
Bridget and Geraldine McKay battled addiction from a young age - one took heroine, other was hooked on prescription drugs.
They leave behind nine children and a devastated family.
“It’s mad that, only a few weeks ago Geraldine was standing looking over Bridget, now we’re looking over Geraldine,” said Sinead McKay.
Catherine McKay added: “I’m looking at the coffin going ‘Bridget … no, Geraldine’, and having to keep correcting myself.
“It doesn’t feel real.”
Weighed down by grief, their family has only one hope - that their loss will highlight the desperate need for addiction support.
“I always thought they’d be with us,” Sinead added.
“It should be a wake-up call to everyone, especially my family and other families out there, I just don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”
- Eden Wilson reports: