Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues

Photo of Margaret Murphy O'MahonyMargaret Murphy O'Mahony (Cork South West, Fianna Fail)
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I would like to put my final question to the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath. I spoke to him a while ago about the lack of residential places in west Cork. Many elderly parents of adults with special needs in the area are afraid of getting sick or getting old. This is breaking them down. They are afraid that they will be too shook to be able to look after their children or that they will pass away. They need certainty about the availability of places. I ask the Minister of State to address this.