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Senator challenges Shatter on poor facilities at Family Law Office – O’Clochartaigh

2 July, 2013

Sinn Fein Senator Trevor O’Clochartaigh has challenged Minister for Justice Alan Shatter on the appalling condition of facilities at Dolphin House, the Dublin District Family Law Office.

Speaking today Senator Ó Clochartaigh said;

“The Minister needs to take responsibility for this dreadful situation and he should inform the Seanad what steps he intends to take to rectify the matter.

“It is simply not good enough that vulnerable and distressed women, who for whatever reason are applying for barring orders, have to wait in such primitive conditions.

“Women’s Aid has already highlighted this issue and particularly the fact that there is no facility which ensures that victims and abuser are segregated.

“This is simply not good enough. I urge the Minister to act without further delay to insure that facilities at Dolphin House are brought up to a suitable standard for the twenty-first century.”


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