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Ó Caoláin supports people with disabilities protest

10 June, 2003

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin TD stated his support for the protest outside the Dáil today by groups representing people with disabilities. He said:

"It is disgraceful that yet again people with disabilities have to demonstrate outside Leinster House because of the failure of this Government to keep their promises. The Programme for Government promised to 'complete the programme of expansion of appropriate care places for people with disabilities'. Instead funding for people with intellectual disabilities has been cut, existing care places cannot be maintained and the promised Disability Bill has not been published. On the eve of the Special Olympics this is a shameful record for the Government in the face of the international community." ENDS

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