Seanad debates

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


2:30 pm

Photo of Terry LeydenTerry Leyden (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Government and the Irish Wheelchair Association celebrated it by closing Cuisle in Donamon, County Roscommon, last Friday, 29 November.This is a monument to this Government's inaction, inability and uncaring attitude. The Minister of State with responsibility for disabilities came into this House and washed his hands of the issue like Pontius Pilate. He said he did not know anything about it and that he would not, and could not, do anything about it. He did not care. He does not represent the disabled people of this country. It is a farce. He is running for re-election in his own constituency and the rest of the country can go to hell. The answer will be given next year and that answer will be very strong. If there is a Fianna Fáil, Labour Party and Green Party Government, then so be it.


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