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Sligo/Leitrim Sinn Fein TD, Martin Kenny, says there is a crisis in the homecare sector with 208 people in the region waiting for a carer to be assigned to them even though they have been approved. Almost 5,000 people nationally are waiting for a carer to be allocated. Deputy Kenny…

A campaign is under way to reassure domestic abuse victims that help is there for them throughout the Christmas period The Still Here campaign will be relaunched today. It comes against a backdrop of the scandal over cancelled 999 calls to Gardaí. Over 200,000 calls between 2019 and 2020, were…

1,329 children across the HSE’s CHO1 area, which includes, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, are waiting for a first assessment for occupational therapy. Figures released to Sinn Fein show there are over 18,000 children waiting nationally. Sligo/Leitrim Sinn Fein TD, Martin Kenny says rural ireland has a ‘postcode lottery’ when it…

The HSE cannot provide 1,962 hours of home care support in the region. A shortage of Home Care Assistants across the CHO1 area, which covers Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan is leading to the delay in supports. Sligo Leitrim TD Martin Kenny says the situation is extremely serious as…

A number of local TD’s have highlighted their concerns over the delay in access to information for adopted people. Independent Donegal TD, Thomas Pringle introduced the Adoption Information Bill along with Deputy Catherine Connolly at the beginning of this year seeking to address Ireland’s laws around adoptive persons data. He…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says the battle for equality for school secretaries and caretakers is not over. That’s despite agreement having been reached last week in the long-running campaign in relation to pay for school secretaries. However, Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny says there is still work to be done to…

The government hope to hire 14 new nurses for Sligo Univeristy Hospital’s Emergency Department in the next two months. Staff concerns about overcrowding and working conditions in the hospital were raised by Sligo/Leitrim Sinn Fein TD, Martin Kenny in the Dail yesterday evening with Minister of State, Frank Feighan. Deputy…