Thursday, 7 November 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh (Atógáil) - Questions on Promised Legislation (Resumed)
Eugene Murphy (Roscommon-Galway, Fianna Fail)
I know Leah's family. They are from Arigna in County Roscommon. As Deputy Smyth said, the interview this morning on the Joe Finnegan show was certainly very disturbing. For a girl to speak about the loss of her father and her brother through suicide in the way she did and the way she gave the story was just so heartbreaking. It behoves every single person in this House to deal with this mental health issue. We have more stories coming in about tragedies like this and people are at their wits' end. I ask the Minister, the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and everybody here to address this issue urgently. It is not being addressed urgently and we are going to have more and more cases like this unless immediate action is taken.