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Senator Máire Devine ‘to be an advocate for nurses and mental health services’

26 April, 2016 - by Máire Devine

Newly elected Sinn Féin Senator Máire Devine has said that is a great honour to have been elected to the Seanad and will be a strong advocate for nurses and the mental health services, saying that in light of the contempt that the acting government has shown toward mental health services recently, such an advocate was needed to highlight the dangers such raiding of health budgets can cause.

Senator Devine said;

“It is a great honour to have been elected to the Seanad. I would like to thank my Sinn Féin colleagues who nominated and voted for me. I have been privileged to have served on South Dublin County Council for five years and I would like my colleagues there for their support and best wishes.

“As a nurse, a trade unionist and former branch secretary, I will be a voice in the Oireachtas for nurses and a strong advocate for the mental health services. The recent pillaging of the mental health budget by the acting government demonstrates the need for a strong opposition to highlight the dangers such contempt for the health service can pose.” 

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