FG/FF congratulate themselves on how well they manage the country’s finances, yet essential services like the long-promised DRIMNAGH PRIMARY CARE CENTRE is still on hold. Meantime mad money is wasted on projects the National Children’s Hospital and Broadband, because of dodgy contracts. I put numerous Parliamentary Questions (PQs) that never got a satisfactory answer. I raised it again in the Dáil

A Fine Gael councilor in Cork says services for marginalized groups just aren’t being used. I spoke to those providing them who say different. YOUTH, COMMUNITY AND ADDICTION SERVICES WERE DECIMATED BY AUSTERITY. In particular addiction services were run down, many closed down, and not re-opened – so that we could bail out banks. And now FG want to again blame the victims, like blaming the poor for poverty.