There are children waiting literally years, for services for desperately needy children – services like speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, child psychologists. SO WHY ARE THESE ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL DOING CONTACT TRACING? We have hundreds of very highly paid managers in the HSE. And this is the best they can do??? How can FFG stand over this?

We are a haven for bad employers and no wonder – our country is sold to international investors as a low waged, few rights for workers, light-touch regulation and low corporate tax rates. No wonder have 4000 children homeless, 200,000 children living in poverty. Contrast that with the vision of the first Dáil, 100 years ago. I spoke about this yesterday in the Dáil.