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Ní Chuilín to accompany McCartan family to meeting with Health Minister

22 June, 2007

Sinn Féin North Belfast MLA Carál Ní Chuilín will accompany the family of Danny McCartan to meet Health Minister Michael McGimpsey today.

Speaking after the meeting Ms Ní Chuilín said:

"The dignified stance of the family of Danny McCartan following the tragic death of their son, and particularly their determination to ensure that no other young person and no other family has to go through this demands more than our support, it requires action.

"The findings of the inquiry into Danny's death highlight a series of failures that must be addressed as a priority.

"Sinn Féin will work to ensure that all of the changes recommended in the report are acted upon. It is our responsibility to make sure that no family is again left abandoned in the face of suicide.

"We will continue to support by the campaign driven by the many families affected by suicide, particularly to tackle the serious under provision of psychiatric and community services for children, adolescents and young adults." ENDS

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