Friday 9 December 2016

Shameful failure to protect a young boy

Published 13/03/2010 | 05:00

I read with mounting anger, sadness and despair Alan Shatter's revelations about a vulnerable young boy in the care of the State, awaiting psychiatric assessment, who was abandoned overnight in an internet cafe because no suitable accommodation could be found for him (Irish Independent, March 12).

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For suitable, read cheap.

A 17-year old with severe mental health problems was shunted back and forth between Naas, Co Kildare, and Tralee, Co Kerry, like some perverse game of pass the parcel.

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