Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Defence Forces Veterans: Discussion

Mr. Kieran Brennan:

To be clear on this, there is no suggestion that members of IUNVA are destitute and living on the streets. That is not the insinuation. Many challenges face civil society across the full spectrum in respect of the challenges of paying rent, paying for food and paying all the household bills. There can sometimes be a need for a small bit of support to be given to some veterans to allow them to have a better standard of living. There is no suggestion that there is anybody destitute on the streets. That is not what we are saying. I ask Mr. Thompson to give a very short résumé of what we do in respect of food parcels, how we deliver them and where they come from.


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