A Leitrim Councillor has claimed that children are in danger being exploited in the Climate change debate as the government pursues a greener environment.
Yesterday’s meeting of the Manorhamilton Municipal District of Leitrim Council was informed of the fears of one it’s Councillor that children are in danger of being exposed when it comes to the whole debate on Climate Change.
The Concerns were raised by Fianna Fail Councillor Justin Warnock who feels that children are being used to push forward the agenda of greener environment.
Tackling environmental issues is far from new ground for Cllr Warnock, claims that he has plenty of experience of raising such items and has a proven track record on issues related to the environment.
Cllr Warnock has requested the local authority to write to the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar to encourage him to be more mindful of the concerns he has raised when it comes to using children in future climate change debates.
The Kinlough based Councillor says that why everyone should do their bit for climate change he feels that there are more immediate concerns facing children in this Country and that adding extra pressure on issues such as climate change is ill advised.
Yesterday’s motion generated plenty of support and debate in the Council chambers, Fellow Fianna Fail Councillor Mary Bohan when commenting on the subject pointed out that Children’s Minister Catherine Zaponne recently returned 57 million euro of unused funds from the children’s department. This is something that does not rest easy with the Fianna Fáil Councillor.