Government is Deliberately and Consciously Failing Vulnerable Migrants

It is absolutely disgusting that more than 1,000 vulnerable asylum applicants are living in tents on the streets – during sub-zero weather – while nearly 5,000 asylum and refugee beds are vacant, according to Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore. Deputy Whitmore said: “It is absolutely disgusting that there are literally thousands of empty beds throughout […]

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Taoiseach must name date to ratify Optional Protocol

The Taoiseach has committed to ratifying the Optional Protocol for the UN Convention on the Rights of People With Disabilities in the term of this government – he must now provide a precise date, according to Social Democrats leader Holly Cairns. “Last night, Minister for Disability Roderic O’Gorman said “Ireland is falling down in terms […]

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Public Deserves Answers Now About Scandal At Temple Street

If Children’s Health Ireland want confidence to be restored, it must be fully transparent The public deserves answers now about the circumstances which led to 19 children suffering serious complications, with one child tragically dying, after spinal surgery in Temple Street, according to Social Democrats Health Spokesperson Róisín Shortall. “At the outset, I want to […]

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