McDonald meets with United Nations Veterans Association
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD today met with the Executive of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) at their Arbour Hill Headquarters. IUNVA are a registered charity which provides advice and support to former Irish soldiers who served in the UN. Ms McDonald visited the museum which is on site and spoke to the members about their experiences abroad and their current work.
Teachta McDonald, who was accompanied by Dublin City Cllr Janice Boylan, said:
“I was delighted to meet with Chairman Jim Casey and the IUNVA Executive at their HQ which is located in the very heart of my constituency to hear about the work being provided and undertaken by their members.
“We had a wide-ranging engagement, some of which focused on the need for greater support schemes for former soldiers. Their members were involved in long-term peacekeeping missions across the world including Cyprus, India, Angola, and Lebanon during extremely troubled times and I thanked them for their years of service. It’s important that we ensure that our veterans receive the necessary government help and support that they require.”