Mother of tragic Belfast teen Noah Donohoe makes powerful plea for answers over son's death

Mother of tragic Belfast teen Noah Donohoe makes powerful plea for answers over son's death

THE MOTHER of Belfast teen Noah Donohoe is still seeking answers concerning the tragic death of her son. 

Noah (14) disappeared on June 21. He was last seen in the north Belfast area. 

His sudden vanishing sparked a citywide search for the schoolboy involving hundreds of volunteers. 

Noah’s body was discovered in a city storm drain six days after the search began. 

While a post-mortem determined that the teenager died from drowning, his mother, Fiona is still seeking the truth of what happened to her son. 

Noah had been on his way to Cave Hill country park when he disappeared. 

He was due to meet friends there but never arrived. 

Desperate to find out what happened to her son, Fiona has set up dedicated pages on Twitter and Facebook, called MyNoahto try and root out the truth. 

In a heartbreaking new video posted to the pages, the tearful mother explained why she set up the accounts and why she needs answers. 

In a video posted to the MyNoah pages, a tearful Fiona spoke about why she set up the accounts. 

"My Noah is now like everybody's Noah and I will gratefully share everything about my Noah so that people can get to know him, because he was such an amazing boy," she said. 

"These social media accounts, I don't know much about social media, but it's a way for people to learn more about Noah, because they've taken him into their hearts. 

"He wasn't perfect, he had socks lying on the ground and it could've taken him 10 hours to tie his shoelaces if I wasn't prodding him. His humour though, he was such a funny boy and this is making him even more real to people, because he is so alive in my heart and he is around me constantly. 

"I just need people to see that the time they have invested in searching for him and wanting answers... it's a platform for Noah to sing out - and he couldn't sing - he was in the choir, he was such an enthusiastic wee boy, but he hadn't a note in his head. 

"But, my god, he really gave everything to life and that's why I want people to give as much as they can until we get answers - it's all about getting the answers." 

The impassioned plea comes as two Northern Ireland councils have pledged to support Fiona's campaign. Brian Tierney, the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, has also voiced his support. 

A full inquest into Noah Donohoe's death will be held on January 18, 2021.